Siemens gets Euro80-million Indian components order

ERLANGEN, Germany -- Siemens Energy has received an order from its Indian licensee Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL) for the supply of key components for a 1,600-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in India. Delivery of the components is scheduled for late 2011. The order volume amounts to over EUR80 million.

The Siemens scope of supply comprises an SST5-6000 steam turbine, a water-cooled SGen5-3000W generator, an SPPA-T3000 instrumentation & controls system for the turbine-generators and components for the second turbine-generator.

Only recently BHEL had placed an order with Siemens for two steam turbine-generators for the Barh II coal-fired power plant. “With this second order from India we are together with our Indian partner BHEL further expanding our leading market position for supercritical steam turbine technology,” said Roland Fischer, CEO of the Products Fossil Power Generation Business Unit of Siemens Energy.

Coal is India’s most important source of energy. Against the backdrop of climate change cost-effective and climate-compatible coal-based power generation is of decisive importance. “High efficiency levels can be attained with our supercritical steam turbines, which operate at parameters of 580 degree C and 250 bar,” said Fischer. Each percentage point increase in efficiency in a medium-capacity coal-fired power plant brings annual CO2 savings amounting to approximately 80,000 metric tons. That is comparable with the CO2 emissions from around 20,000 mid-range automobiles, each clocking up 20,000 kilometers a year.

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