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Siemens Supplying Power Down Under

Posted on March 15, 2012

Siemens Energy has received a more than €150 million order from Australia for the supply of two steam turbines and four gas turbines for the Diamantina combined cycle power station.

CTEC, a provider of energy products headquartered in Perth, is the purchaser of the plant, which will be situated in Mount Isa in the state of Queensland. The customer is Diamantina Power Station Pty Ltd., a joint venture between APA Group and AGL Energy Ltd.

The combined cycle station, which is scheduled for commissioning in early 2014, will have an installed capacity of 242 MW, enough power to supply electricity to local mines operated by Xstrata and to people living in the region, Siemens said. The station’s configuration will consist of two 121 MW power blocks, with the first set for operation in late 2013, and the second set for early 2014, the company said.

The power station will be constructed adjacent to the existing Mica Creek station. Siemens will be responsible for the overall plant design and will also provide technical advisory services during the construction and commissioning phases of the project. The Siemens scope of supply encompasses two power islands each comprising one SST-400 steam turbine, two SGT-800 gas turbines and two heat-recovery steam generators (HRSG).

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