ERLANGEN, Germany -- Siemens Energy has secured an order for turnkey construction of a combined cycle power project in the Rotterdam harbor in the Netherlands. The purchaser is Enecogen, a partnership of the Dutch utility Eneco and the Danish utility DONG Energy. The project, with an installed capacity of approximately 870 megawatts (MW), is scheduled to go on line in late 2011. The order volume, including a long-term maintenance agreement, is just under EUR700 million.
“This project underlines that even in these difficult economic times customers can commit to build such power plants in an open partnership arrangement with a reliable EPC contractor allowing to achieve best schedule and price”, said Michael Suess, CEO of the Fossil Power Generation of Siemens Energy.
The project consists of two trains of the SCC5-4000F 1 S combined cycle power plant. Siemens Energy will build the power plant as a turnkey project and supply the main components comprising for each train one SGT5-4000F gas turbine, one SST5-5000 steam turbine and one hydrogen-cooled generator, the entire mechanical equipment, and the electrical and I&C systems. All three main components are arranged on a single shaft. A synchronous self-shifting (SSS) clutch is installed between the generator and steam turbine. This provides high operating flexibility and reliability.
“With low NOx emissions of less than 10 ppm and a plant efficiency of more than 59 percent, the two gas-fired plants will be the most environmentally friendly recently built commercially in Europe,” said Lothar Balling, CEO of Energy Solution Business Europe of Siemens Fossil Division. “Since the development of this plant concept in the mid-nineties and the introduction of this plant concept in 1994 in Kings Lynn in the U.K., almost 80 of these single-shaft trains have been sold worldwide. Today, there are 43 units in operation and further 35 units under construction especially in Europe, which demonstrates its capability to meet the European market demand.” Due to the high commitment of Siemens and its major sub-suppliers NEM (for HRSG), BAM and other Dutch civil partners, this plant will be built in less than 30 months and will go online end of 2011.