Siemens to provide maintenance service for Blackhawk Station power plant in Texas

25 June 2013 (Last Updated June 25th, 2013 03:30)

Siemens has secured a service agreement from Borger Energy Associates for the 230MW Blackhawk Station power plant in Hutchinson County, Texas, US.

Siemens SGT6-3000E

Siemens has secured a service agreement from Borger Energy Associates for the 230MW Blackhawk Station power plant in Hutchinson County, Texas, US.

The power plant provides electric capacity and energy to the local power grid.

Under the deal, Siemens will be responsible for scheduled maintenance activities, programme management, spare parts and performance monitoring over the next ten years.

The agreement will allow Siemens and Blackhawk Station to take advantage of hardware designed to help extend scheduled inspection intervals on the two W501D5A, now named SGT6-3000E, combustion turbines at the facility.

Siemens said the exhaust from the two W501D5A gas turbines is directed to HRSGs, where the thermal energy in the exhaust gas is recovered to generate steam.

"Siemens has been servicing the two W501D5A turbines at Blackhawk since 2003 and we are committed to helping this facility continue to provide reliable energy to its customers for years to come."

The high-pressure steam will be then exported to an adjoining petroleum refining complex.

Siemens Energy's fossil marketing and implementation for North America region head of service, Rick Mould, said: "Siemens has been servicing the two W501D5A turbines at Blackhawk since 2003 and we are committed to helping this facility continue to provide reliable energy to its customers for years to come."

Earlier this year, RES Americas extended Siemens' service and maintenance contract for two wind projects in Texas.

The company provided long-term services for the 26 SWT-2.3-93 wind turbines at the Whirlwind Energy Center and 72 SWT-2.3-93 turbines at Hackberry wind farm.


Image: A new rotor install on an SGT6-3000E. Photo: Courtesy of Siemens.

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