In For The Long-Term
Siemens signs service contract for Kirishi power plant in Russia
Siemens Gas Turbine Technologies (SGTT) and open joint stock company OGK-2 announced a long-term service contract for the largest combined-cycle power plant (CCPP) in Russia – PGU-800 of Kirishi power plant, which was repowered in March 2012.
SGTT will provide maintenance of the gas turbines and generators for a period of 12 years. The first inspection with execution of scheduled work is scheduled to begin next month.
The long-term service contract is the next step in the ongoing collaboration between Siemens and OGK-2. In 2012, OGK-2 completed the repowering of Unit 6 of Kirishi power plant by adding two high-efficiency Siemens SGT5-4000F gas turbines to the existing steam turbines.
The company said this is the first innovation project in Russia to create a combined-cycle power plant (CCPP), and it has increased the power capacity of the unit from 300 MW to 800 MW and the efficiency from 38 to 55%. Siemens said that fuel consumption was also reduced from 324 g/kWh to 220 g/kWh.