Erlangen, Germany, Nov. 26 -- Siemens Power Generation (PG) has received an order from Britain for the extension of an existing maintenance agreement for the Peterhead power plant in Scotland. Purchaser is SSE Generation Limited, a subsidiary of the British utility Scottish and Southern Energy Ltd. (SSE). Prior to expiration of the existing service agreement, the customer has thus opted for a premature extension with an expanded scope of supply and guarantees. The term of the new agreement is 18 years.
The Peterhead combined cycle power plant has an installed capacity of approximately 1200 megawatts (MW). Siemens PG built the plant as a turnkey project in 2000 and immediately assumed responsibility for gas turbine services. The scope of supply for the extended agreement includes services for the three SGT5-4000F gas turbines and the generator, and the supply of components for the electrical and instrumentation and control systems. The agreement also covers gas turbine upgrades to bring them in line with the latest state of the art. That will not only uprate the gas turbines and increase overall power plant efficiency but will also maintain the plant’s already high availability.
"With the development of various upgrade options Siemens has in recent years made decisive advances in modernization and optimization of the installed gas turbine fleet and thus made an important contribution toward efficient, environmentally friendly power plant operation," said Matthew Chinn, head of service business for the regions Europe and Africa at Siemens PG.