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Siemens Hands Over Dutch Power Plant

Posted on February 15, 2010

Siemens Energy has handed over the Sloecentrale combined-cycle power plant located in the Dutch town of Vlissingen-Oost to the joint venture of Delta Energy, Netherlands and EDF, France. With an installed capacity of 870 MW, the plant attains an efficiency of 59%. According to the company, the plant has low CO2 emissions along with NOx emission levels achieved via Siemens' burner technology. It will supply more than 2 million Dutch households with eco-friendly electricity.

Sloecentrale comprises two single-shaft plants, in which the main components are arranged on a single line of shafting. Siemens built the plant as a turnkey project and supplied the main components – two SGT5-4000F gas turbines, two SST5-5000 steam turbines, two hydrogen-cooled generators, and the entire electrical and instrumentation & control equipment. The company also signed a long-term service agreement for the main components.

The plant is designed for 250 starts per year and is capable of supplying power to the grid within a mere 30 to 40 minutes. It thus backs up the capacity provided by CO2-free wind farms. “The new power plant shows how security of supply, cost-effectiveness and environmental compatibility can be harmonized,” said Michael Suess, CEO of the Fossil Power Generation Division of Siemens Energy.

High-efficiency combined-cycle power plants are part of Siemens’ Environmental Portfolio.

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