Siemens Maintenance Contract

Ten-year agreement extends turbines service; Texas plant provides energy to local grid

Posted on June 24, 2013

Siemens has been awarded a long-term service agreement for the Blackhawk Station power plant in Hutchinson County, Texas, U.S.A. The customer is Borger Energy Associates LP.

The agreement covers scheduled maintenance activities, program management, spare parts and performance monitoring over the next 10 years, and will enable Siemens and the Blackhawk Station to take advantage of hardware designed to help extend scheduled inspection intervals on the two W501D5A (now named SGT6-3000E) combustion turbines at the facility, the company said.

The Blackhawk Station is a 230 MW gas-fired cogeneration facility located in Borger, Texas, which provides electric capacity and energy to the local power grid. Exhaust from the two Siemens W501D5A gas turbines is directed to HRSGs where the thermal energy in the exhaust gases is recovered to generate steam. The high pressure steam is then exported to an adjoining petroleum refining complex.

Siemens said it has been servicing the two W501D5A turbines at Blackhawk since 2003.