500 Gas Turbines Supply Power to 100 Million People
At the beginning of February, the Siemens Power Generation (PG) manufacturing plant in Berlin delivered its 500th gas turbine. The unit has a capacity of 270 megawatts (MW) and weighs approximately 300 metric tons. It comprises nearly 7000 individual parts assembled in 10 months. The installed capacity of 98 gigawatts for the 500 gas turbines produced in the Berlin facility is sufficient to supply electricity to approximately 100 million people.
This gas turbine product from Berlin is destined for the Knapsack combined cycle power plant, which Siemens PG is constructing close to Köln-Hürth for the Norwegion electric utility Statkraft. Operation is scheduled to begin in summer 2007.
Power plants of this type not only are extremely economic and flexible, they also have a particularly low impact on the environment. Since May 2005, Siemens has acquired orders for the construction of three turnkey combined-cycle power plants in Germany alone, with a total order value of approximately one billion euros.
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