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Siemens Nets Another Panda Order

Company will supply power plant, equipment to Panda Power Funds in Texas

Posted on September 19, 2012

Siemens received an US$300 million order for the turnkey supply of the Panda Sherman Power Project in Sherman, Texas, U.S.A., making this the second project for Siemens with Panda in Texas following the Temple order in July. Siemens will supply the natural-gas-fired combined-cycle power plant (CCPP) in consortium with its partner, Bechtel, with Panda Power Funds serving as the purchaser.

The multi-shaft combined-cycle plant will be a Siemens Flex-PlantTM 30, with a gross installed electrical capacity of 758 MW. This plant will keep carbon monoxide (CO) emissions to less than 10 ppm and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions less than 2.0 ppm.

The CCPP will be located at the Progress Industrial Park 3 in South Sherman. 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. Bechtel will be responsible for the engineering and procurement for the balance of the plant, and the installation, construction and commissioning of the facility.

The gas turbines, steam turbine and generators will be manufactured in the Siemens factory in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.A., which is the main production facility for Siemens 60 Hz power generation equipment. Once completed by the end of 2014, the generating station will be able to supply the power needs of 750 000 homes in the North Texas area.