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Siemens To Build Power Plant In The Netherlands

Posted on April 16, 2010

Siemens Energy received an order from the Dutch utility Nuon, a subsidiary of Vattenfall AB, for the turnkey construction of a 435 MW Hemweg 9 combined cycle power plant.

The gas-fired plant, developed for 59% efficiency with low NOx emissions, is expected to supply power for more than 750 000 Dutch households. Operation is scheduled to begin late 2012. This is the fourth order for Siemens from The Netherlands for turnkey construction of a combined cycle power plant since 2007.

"This new order, which we’ve secured within a year after the Enecogen project, shows that combined cycle power plants will play an increasingly important role in the fleets operated by European utilities. Because they ensure load balancing with increasing wind-based feed-in and at the same time meet the more stringent environmental requirements,“ said Michael Suess, CEO of the Fossil Power Generation Division of Siemens Energy.

The new gas-fired combined cycle plant Hemweg 9 will replace a Hemweg 7. In addition to turnkey construction, Siemens will supply the main components: an SGT5-4000F gas turbine, an SST5-5000 steam turbine, a hydrogen-cooled generator, the entire electrical equipment and an SPPA-T3000 I&C system and will perform long-term maintenance services on the gas turbine, steam turbine and generator.

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