Archive for August, 2011


Siemens Energy to Supply Turbines to German Wind Farm

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Siemens Energy has secured a contract from WindMW to supply 80 wind turbines to be installed at the 288 MW Meerwind Sud and Meerwind Ost wind project in Bremerhaven, Germany.

The company secured the contract from WindMW, majority owned by funds managed by Blackstone and Windland Energieerzeugungs, which will construct and operate the wind farm.

Under the contract, Siemens will supply, install and commission the wind turbines with a capacity of 3.6 MW and a rotor diameter of 120 m each at the wind farm.

The turbines will be will be installed over an area of 42 km² and at 22 to 26 m deep at the farm, which will generate power sufficient for 400,000 homes.

The plant is scheduled to be commissioned in 2013.


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Siemens gas turbine starts test operation in Germany

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Siemens Energy said that the 60 Hertz version of its SGT-8000 gas turbine series has started test operation at its Berlin facility in Germany.

The company is targeting the Saudi Arabian market for this 60 Hertz version of the SGT-8000 turbine series and the turbine has already been ordered by customers in the US and Korea.

The new H Class turbine achieved an output of 578 MW and a record efficiency of 60.75% (net) during a test run at the Irsching 4 combined-cycle power plant in Germany.

Siemens has enlarged its test bed in the Berlin gas turbine power plant and has installed a new drilling station for casing parts to make production of the turbines even more efficient, the company said.

Siemens Energy Middle East CEO Dietmar Siersdorfer said due to rising global demand for electric power and against the background of the increasing but fluctuating contribution of renewable energy to the power supply, gas turbines for versatile and environmentally compatible power generation are in high demand across the globe.

“The H Class is now being tested for the 60-Hz market. It is an ideal solution for the rapidly growing Saudi Arabian power generation market, because of its efficiency, cost effectiveness and flexibility,” Siersdorfer said.


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UK government approves 900 MW gas-fired power plant in Essex

Friday, August 12th, 2011

The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change has approved power generator InterGen’s proposals to build a new 900 MW gas-fired plant at the London Gateway Logistics Park in Essex.

The new power station, which is expected to cost about £600m, will comprise of up to two combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) units, each with a generating capacity of around 450 MW.

According to the UK government, the proposed CCGT facility will take about three years to build.

The UK energy minister Charles Hendry said the new plant will be built carbon capture ready, which means that eventually CO2 emissions from the plant could be captured and transported for storage offshore.

“With a quarter of our electricity generating capacity shutting down over the next ten years as older plants close, new power stations like Coryton will play a crucial part in the country’s energy mix as we make a move towards a low carbon economy,” Hendry said.


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