Siemens Order To Emerging Malaysia
Combined-cycle plant to produce 1 GW; order includes long-term maintenance contract
Siemens will supply two single-shaft power trains – each consisting of an SGT5-8000H gas turbine, an SGen-3000W water-cooled generator, and an SST-5000 triple-pressure steam turbine and auxiliary systems – for the TNB Prai combined-cycle power plant (CCPP) in Malaysia.
The order was placed by Samsung C&T (KL) Sdn. Bhd. (formerly known as Samsung E&C (M) Sdn. Bhd.), which will construct the power plant on a lump sum turnkey basis. The end customer is Tenaga Northern Bhd. (TNB), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Malaysian electricity utility company, Tenaga Nasional Berhad. The TNB Prai CCPP is being built in the city Seberang Perai in the Malaysian state of Penang.
With a generating capacity of 1 GW and an efficiency rating of over 60%, the TNB Prai CCPP will be the most powerful and efficient gas-fired power plant in the Southeast Asian region, the company said.
Siemens has also entered into a long-term maintenance contract for the components. The plant is scheduled to go into operation in early 2016. The order value to Siemens for the components is roughly €150 million.