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Siemens Power for Belgium

Posted on March 12, 2009

Siemens Energy has secured an order for turnkey construction of a combined-cycle power plant in Tessenderlo, Belgium. The purchaser is the independent power producer T-Power N.V., in which International Power plc, Siemens Project Ventures GmbH and Tessenderlo N.V. each hold a 33% stake. The order volume including a long term maintenance contract for the gas turbine is approximately US$413 million.

The Tessenderlo 420 MW plant will be built in Flanders on the premises of Tessenderlo Chemie N.V. Beginning in mid-2011 the power plant will supply one-third of the power generated for the energy-intensive production processes at the neighboring chemical plant, with the other two-thirds fed into the grid. Siemens Energy will build the power plant as a turnkey project and supply the main components comprising one gas turbine, one steam turbine and one generator, the entire mechanical equipment, and the electrical and I&C systems. The plant in Tessenderlo has a very flexible design and can thus be quickly modified to meet changed market conditions. The new plant is slated to meet intermediate and peak load demand.

Tessenderlo Chemie is also taking the opportunity to overhaul its entire high-voltage network. The order for this has gone to Siemens Energy Belgium, as head of a consortium with Pauwels International and Fabricom GTI. Siemens will take care of a new gas-insulated 150-kV distribution station to which the new plant will also be connected, a new 26-kV distribution station and the upgrade of a second station, as well as the associated protection panels and supervision systems. The consortium will also be responsible for the study, installation, commissioning and building engineering.

For more information: WWW.SIEMENS.COM/ENERGY

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