Siemens Energy secures supply order for Australian combined cycle power station

14 March 2012 (Last Updated March 14th, 2012 18:30)

Siemens Energy has secured a €150m turbine order for the proposed 242MW Diamantina combined cycle power plant in Mount Isa in Queensland, Australia.

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Siemens Energy has secured a €150m turbine order for the proposed 242MW Diamantina combined cycle power plant in Mount Isa in Queensland, Australia.

The company's scope of supply encompasses two power islands each comprising one SST-400 steam turbine, two SGT-800 gas turbines and two heat-recovery steam generators (HRSG).

Siemens Energy's industrial power business unit CEO Markus Tacke said the power station is a great example of ecofriendly power supply solutions for different industries worldwide.

"With its high-efficiency gas and steam turbines, Siemens helps to minimize the environmental impact of industrial power generation," said Tacke.

Siemens will also be responsible for the overall plant design and will provide technical advisory services during the construction and commissioning phases of the project.

The installed capacity of the plant will be sufficient to supply electricity to local mines operated by Xstrata and to people living in the region.

The first block of the Diamantina power plant is scheduled to commence full commercial operations in late 2013 and the second block will start up in early 2014, Siemens Energy said.

Image : Siemens will supply one SST-400 steam turbine, two SGT-800 gas turbines and two heat-recovery steam generators to the plant. Credit: Image courtesy of Siemens