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Siemens Energy Recipient of Innovation Prize

Posted on February 16, 2010

Siemens Energy was recently awarded with the innovation Prize for Climate and Environment in the category green products. The prize was awarded by the Federal German Ministry for Environmental Protection, Nature Conservation and Reactor Safety (BMU) and the Federation of German Industries (BDI).

The prize was awarded in recognition of products which make a contribution toward limiting global climate change and conserving the natural environment. “Our gas turbine in combination with our steam cycle demonstrates that climate protection and power generation are not mutually exclusive and that innovations are particularly valuable in the field of fossil-based power generation,” said Michael Suess, CEO of the Fossil Power Generation Division of Siemens Energy. The carbon dioxide emissions from each new power plant equipped with this turbine will be 700,000 tons below the average emissions level for power generation worldwide.

When installed in a combined cycle power plant with an electrical capacity of around 570 MW, this new turbine is capable of supplying power to the entire population of a city with approximately 3.4 million inhabitants – that is equivalent to the size of Berlin. A power plant of this type attains an efficiency level of more than 60%.

The gas turbine was designed and developed at the Siemens manufacturing and development centers in Berlin, Mülheim an der Ruhr and the U.S. The company invested approximately US$683 million in development and construction of the gas turbine plant deployed in Irsching, Bavaria, and in subsequent trial operation at the power plant.

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