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Siemens Power Plants for Germany and Norway

Posted on July 21, 2005

The Siemens Power Generation Group (PG) has secured orders in Germany and Norway for the turnkey construction of two combined-cycle power plants with a total value of approximately US$727 million. The Norwegian energy corporation Statkraft is the purchaser of the Huerth-Knapsack power plant, and the contract for the plant Kårstø (Karsto) in Norway was awarded by the project company Naturkraft AS, Lysaker.

Siemens will build an 800 MW combined-cycle power plant for Statkraft in the Knapsack chemical industrial park near Cologne-Huerth in Germany. The PG scope of supply will encompass turnkey construction of the power plant equipped with two, SGT5-4000F gas turbines, one steam turbine, three generators and the entire electrical and I&C equipment. Siemens also will handle gas turbine maintenance for a period of 12 years. The plant is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2007.

Siemens PG also received an order for a turnkey 420 MW combined-cycle plant from Naturkraft AS for the Kårstø project located north of Stavanger in Norway. Naturkraft AS is a project company in which Statkraft and Norsk Hydro each have a 50% stake. For this plant Siemens will supply the SGT5-4000F gas turbine, the steam turbine and the generator. The scope of services also includes a maintenance agreement over a term of six years. The plant will be Norway's first commercial gas-fired power plant. Due to its advanced catalyst technology, the plant will set new environmental compatibility benchmarks in Europe, according to Siemens. Plant commissioning is scheduled for the fall of 2007.

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