Deep In The Heart Of Texas

Siemens receives contract for U.S. power plant; Flex-Plant 30 plant will have 758 MW gross installed electrical capacity

Posted on April 5, 2013

Siemens has been awarded an order worth approximately $US300 million for the turnkey supply of the Panda Temple II Power Project in Texas, U.S.A.

Following the Temple I and Sherman Power Projects, this is the third Siemens order by Panda Power Funds within less than a year. The Panda Temple II CCPP will be located adjacent to Panda Temple I at the Synergy Industrial Park in Temple, Texas.

Siemens will supply the natural gas-fired, combined-cycle power plant (CCPP) in consortium with its partner, Bechtel, which will be responsible for the engineering and procurement for the balance of the plant, and the installation, construction and commissioning of the facility.  

The multi-shaft, combined-cycle plant will be equipped with Siemens Flex-Plant 30-technology and will have a gross installed electrical capacity of 758 MW. Siemens will deliver the power island equipment including two SGT6-5000F gas turbines, one SST6-5000 steam turbine, two SGen6-1000A generators, one SGen6-2000H generator, the SPPA-T3000 instrumentation and control system, as well as two Benson heavy duct-fired heat recovery steam generators manufactured by NEM.

A long-term service agreement has also been signed for the main generation components.

Siemens said the plant will be among the cleanest fossil-fueled plants in the U.S.A., with CO emissions less than 10 ppm and NOx emissions less than 2.0 ppm. Once completed at the end of 2015, the station will be able to supply the power needs of approximately 750 000 homes in central Texas.