German project company STEAG GuD Herne (STEAG) has signed an agreement with global technology company Siemens for the construction of a new combined cycle power plant (CCPP) in Herne, Germany.
As per the terms of the contract, Siemens will serve as the general contractor for the construction of the planned power plant, which will be built at STEAG’s power plant site in Herne.
STEAG Essen CEO Joachim Rumstadt said: “We are convinced that Siemens is the right partner for this important and forward-looking project.
“As we know from our successful cooperation on previous projects, Siemens has excellent expertise as a builder of power plants. This is good news for Herne and the Ruhr area as a business location for the energy industry.”
To be built with an investment volume in the mid three-digit million euro range, the CCPP will have the capacity to generate more than 600MW of electricity and an additional steam output of 400MW.
The project is expected to increase the overall fuel efficiency of the natural gas fuelled plant to more than 85%.
The key components of the plant will be manufactured in Germany and the steam turbine and the generator will be delivered by the Mülheim/Ruhr factory, while the H-class gas turbines will be manufactured at Berlin gas turbine factory of Siemens.
Implementation of the project is subject to necessary regulatory approvals.
Once completed, the Herne power plant will be one of the most efficient, environmentally friendly and also quietest plants in the world.
The final decision on the construction of the power plant is expected to be announced by mid-next year.
The project company intends to start the preparatory work necessary for the setting up of the construction site such as the dismantling of building structures and civil engineering work for drainage in conjunction with the approval procedure.