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Siemens Combined-cycle plant for Azerbaijan

Posted on August 9, 2005

The Siemens Power Generation Group (PG) has received a US$321 million dollar order to build a 500 MW turnkey combined-cycle power plant in Azerbaijan. This order also allows PG to gain a foothold in the dynamic oil production region on the Caspian Sea. The plant purchaser is the state-owned utility Azerenerji JSC based in Baku.

The power plant will be located in Sumgait, approximately 30 km northwest of the Azerbaijani capital Baku. The seawater-cooled plant is to be built at an existing power plant site on the Caspian Sea. For the turnkey project Siemens PG will supply two SGT5-2000E gas turbines, one steam turbine and three generators. The scope of supply will also include the entire mechanical equipment with two heat-recovery steam generators, and the electrical and I&C equipment. Following the start of commercial operation in the fall of 2007, the natural gas-fired power plant will feed electricity into the country’s public grid.

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