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Siemens To Build Combined Cycle Power Plants In India

Posted on July 2, 2010

Siemens has been awarded contracts for the turnkey construction of two combined cycle power plants including long-term service agreements in India – UNOSUGEN and DGEN by Torrent Power Ltd and Torrent Energy Ltd. respectively of Torrent Group based in Ahmedabad, India.

Siemens will erect the DGEN power plant in the Dahej on the southwest coast of the state of Gujarat. The DGEN power plant will comprise three combined cycle units and have a total installed capacity of 1200 MW. The UNOSUGEN combined cycle plant, which will have an installed capacity of approximately 400 MW, will be built in the vicinity of the city of Surat also in the state of Gujarat. In addition to turnkey construction, Siemens Energy will also supply the main components for the two plants – four SGT5-4000F gas turbines, four SST5-5000 steam turbines, four hydrogen cooled generators, and the entire electrical systems as well as the SPPA-T3000 instrumentation & control system.

“With the rapid growth plans that India had set for itself in the coming years the demand in power will increase manifold. With our technology, we are helping to ensure that this expansion is environmentally compatible,” said Wolfgang Dehen, CEO of the Siemens Energy Sector. “For Torrent, Siemens has already built the power plants Paguthan with a capacity of 655 MW and SUGEN rated at 1150 MW.”

Torrent Power, the power utility of the Torrent Group, is one of the largest private players in the country having integrated operations in the power sector. It generates 1647.5 MW power to nearly 3 million customers.

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