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Siemens Sending Steam Turbines To India

Posted on January 25, 2012

Siemens Energy has received three orders by different customers to supply four steam turbine generator units for solar thermal power plants in Rajasthan, India.

The SST-700 steam turbines are intended for the Godawari, Abhijeet and Diwakar & KVK parabolic trough power plants. With a total rating of 300 MW, these plants will make help meet India’s growing electricity demand from solar power when they go online in the spring 2013, the company said.

All four power plant projects in Rajasthan are being constructed as part of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), the Indian government’s ongoing program for promoting solar power. The program envisages installing up to 20 GW of solar power capacity in India by the year 2022.

Godawari, owned by Godawari Green Energy Ltd., and Abhijeet, owned by Corporate Ispat Alloys Ltd., are each rated 50 MW. Siemens will provide an SST-700 steam turbine generator unit and auxiliary systems for each of these units. The third customer, Lanco Solar Energy, has ordered a steam turbine and generator rated at 100 MW, complete with auxiliary systems for each of the two units of the Diwakar & KVK parabolic trough power plant.

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