Siemens has secured an industrial gas turbines supply order from Belarus-based energy provider RUE Minskenergo.

According to the contract, Siemens will be supplying six SGT-800 industrial gas turbines. They will be installed at a new gas power plant in the Minsk region.

Minskenergo general director Aleh Shchemel said: “Once again, we chose to go with Siemens machines since they offer excellent performance and can be brought to full load in a very short period of time.

“This makes these turbines an outstanding choice for increasing grid stability and supply security in Belarus.”

The commissioning of the wind turbines is scheduled for December 2021.

Once commissioned, the gas turbines at the 300MW power plant are expected to improve the grid’s reliability.

In addition to six gas turbines, the contract includes the supply of associated generators and the control system PCS 7.

Siemens will also provide gas receiving station, as well as high, medium and low-voltage equipment to the power plant.

Siemens Gas and Power Europe and CIS Power Generation head Olaf Kreyenberg said: “With this new order, we are not only supplying cutting-edge and future-viable technology to Belarus.

“We are also helping the country advance its decarbonisation efforts. The intelligent combination of efficient and flexible gas turbines with wind and solar power plants makes it possible to cut significant quantities of greenhouse emissions.”

In December 2019, Siemens secured a gas turbines supply contract from RUE Vitebskenergo, a state-owned power utility company in the Republic of Belarus.