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Siemens and its South Korean partner POSCO Engineering & Construction have completed construction of 834MW Ansan combined cycle power plant (CCPP) in Gyeonggi-Do province, South Korea.

Built in a record period of 24 months, the facility promises an efficiency level of more than 60%.

Along with power generation, the plant will offer district heating for Ansan city.

The facility will generate both power and heat, and will have an overall fuel utilisation factor of more than 75%. This makes it one of the most efficient and eco-friendly fossil-fuel-fired electricity generating plants in the country.

"S-Power is the owner and operator of the facility, which will be the first H-class 2 +1 multi-shaft power plant in Korea."

S-Power is the owner and operator of the facility, which will be the first H-class 2 +1 multi-shaft power plant in Korea.

The Ansan plant is the fourth H-class-based CCPP in commercial operations for Siemens in Asia.

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The firm has already supplied two Hclass gas turbines, one steam turbine, three generators, two heat recovery steam generators under a previous contract, along with the entire instrumentation and control technology services for the plant.

Siemens is also supplying long-term service for the gas turbines installed at the facility.

Siemens Energy Power Generation Division business unit project management energy solutions head Lothar Balling said: "We are making an important contribution towards cost-efficient and environmentally friendly power supply in the Gyeonggi-do province at the right time to support the winter peak."

POSCO E&C project manager Sung-Taek Seo said: "We selected the Siemens H-Class gas turbine technology and Siemens in-house basic engineering and project management capabilities in order to construct one of the most competitive power plants in Korea."

Image: Ansan combined cycle power plant in South Korea. Photo: courtesy of www.siemens.com/press.