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Siemens Signs First U.S. Gasifier Order Agreement

Posted on August 2, 2007

Siemens Power Generation (PG) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Secure Energy, Inc. to supply two Siemens entrained-flow gasifiers, including gasifier island design packages for the Secure Energy Gasification Plant in Decatur, Illinois, U.S.A. The gasifiers will have a thermal capacity of 500 megawatts (MWth) each. This is the first gasifier order for Siemens in the U.S. The Decatur plant will convert high-sulfur Illinois coal into pipeline quality natural gas, which will be supplied to the interstate natural gas pipeline network. The plant is scheduled to be completed in 2009 and has the design capacity to produce 20 billion cubic feet of synthetic natural gas per year.

The Siemens scope of supply for the Decatur plant consists of process design and basic engineering design packages for the gasification island, two Siemens fuel gasifiers and other key gasification island components, and a license to use the Siemens fuel gasification process. The gasifiers will be delivered in early 2009 with commissioning expected in mid 2009.

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