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We Are In Kansas, After All

Siemens order to increase power in rapidly growing metro

Posted on September 10, 2013

Siemens Energy has been awarded a contract by Kansas Municipal Energy Agency (KMEA) for the supply of three SGT-400 gas turbines and generators that will be installed at the Jameson Energy Center in western Kansas, U.S.A.

Siemens said its SGT-400 gas turbine is equipped with a dry low emissions (DLE) combustion system, achieving low NOX levels with gas and liquid fuels, and a full dual-fuel capability.

The three combustion turbines will add approximately 27 MW power to the Garden City, Kansas area. The overall installation and construction will be managed by the engineering company Sega Inc. and is expected to be operational in early 2014.

Siemens said the turbine benefits from a simple-cycle efficiency of up to 35% as well as a high availability, ensuring security of supply. To date, turbines of this type have reached more than 2 million equivalent operating hours in total, the company said.