Siemens to supply equipment for 670MW natural-gas-fired plant in US

24 February 2016 (Last Updated February 24th, 2016 18:30)

Siemens is to supply F-class gas turbines and other equipment for a new 670MW natural-gas-fired combined cycle power plant (CCPP) in the US state of Indiana.

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Siemens is to supply F-class gas turbines and other equipment for a new 670MW natural-gas-fired combined cycle power plant (CCPP) in the US state of Indiana.

The proposed CCPP will be built in St. Joseph County by US-based Kiewit Power Constructors.

Kiewit Power Constructors project manager Rick Dotson said: "Our engineering and construction expertise combined with Siemens technology will bring the highest level of quality and performance to the St. Joseph Energy Centre.

"We look forward to building the facility, which will help meet the growing demand for clean, reliable power in the area."

Siemens will supply two SGT6-5000F gas turbines, one SST6-5000 steam turbine as well as three SGen-1000A generators for the CCPP.

The gas turbines and generators will be manufactured at Siemens' Charlotte Energy Hub, which is said to be the main production facility for Siemens' 60Hz power generation.

SGT6-5000F gas turbine is claimed to offer economical power generation with fast start-up for peak, intermediate, or base-load duty.

The SST-5000 series with a combined high-pressure / intermediate-pressure reverse-flow cylinder and a double-flow low-pressure cylinder enables a power output ranging between 120MW and 750MW, the company said.

Designed to meet the requirements of steam and gas turbines, SGen-1000A generator features air-cooled generators with a power rating between 165MVA and 350MVA.

Siemens Power and Gas North America sales senior vice-president John Gibson said: "Harnessing cleaner-burning, low-cost natural gas, this highly-efficient power plant represents the future of power generation in the United States.

"We are proud to be the technology partner for the St. Joseph Energy Centre, which will feature world-class power equipment."

"We are proud to be the technology partner for the St. Joseph Energy Centre, which will feature world-class power equipment."

Siemens Financial Services is providing $50m towards construction of the plant, which will begin its operations in early 2018.

The power generated at the plant will be enough to serve the electricity needs of more than 450,000 households.

Under a 25-year long-term services agreement, Siemens will provide advanced remote monitoring services along with programme parts, hardware, scheduled outage services and programme management for the project.


Image: Two SGT6-5000F gas turbines will be installed at the St. Joseph Energy Centre. Photo: © Siemens AG.