German company Siemens has completed first firing of its H-class gas turbines at 595MW Combined Cycle Power Plant (CCPP) in Lausward, Germany.
The first firing at the facility is in line with the scheduled plan for the project, which is expected to be commissioned within this year.
The upgraded facility is located on the existing site of Stadtwerke Düsseldorf combined heat and power plant at Düsseldorf port.
Stadtwerke Düsseldorf managing board chairman Udo Brockmeier said: "The cooperation with Siemens is outstanding, and the costs and timing within the time frame."
The facility supplies a portion of its generated steam for the district heating system of Düsseldorf, thereby serving as a traditional power supply site for the German city.
Siemens claimed the combined cycle gas turbines (CCGT) at the facility maintains a level of more than 61%.
The single power plant unit at the facility allows extraction of up to 300 MWh of district heating capacity, which raises the overall efficiency of the natural gas fuel to nearly 85%.
Siemens Power and Gas Division project management head Lothar Balling said: "This power plant is a very challenging project. Construction of the plant is progressing right on schedule, thanks to the excellent collaboration with the Düsseldorf municipal utilities and to our experience in the erection of turn-key power plants.
"Without any reportable accidents after 1.8 million working hours over a period of more than 700 days, construction work at this plant is also a showcase project when it comes to occupational health and safety."
Image: Siemens Power and Gas Division project management head Lothar Balling (left) and Stadtwerke Düsseldorf managing board chairman Udo Brockmeier (right). Photo: courtesy of Stadtwerke Düsseldorf