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Siemens Develops New Gas Turbine

Posted on September 26, 2005

E.ON Energie and Siemens are implementing a new power plant project at E.ON Energie's Irsching site in Bavaria, designed to set new benchmarks in terms of performance and operating economy, according to the two companies. In a first step, Siemens will build its newly developed gas turbine, model number SGT5-8000H, with a capacity of 340 MW, this machine will be the world's largest and most powerful gas turbine Siemens said.

After the test phase, this gas turbine plant will be extended to form a high-efficiency combined-cycle power plant with a capacity of approximately 530 MW and an efficiency of over 60%. E.ON Kraftwerke GmbH, a subsidiary of E.ON Energie, will take over the plant after a successful trial operation and put it into commercial use.

"Supplying the world's growing population with electricity is a gigantic challenge - especially if it has to be done in an economically, ecologically and socially compatible manner," stated Klaus Kleinfeld, president and CEO of Siemens AG. Siemens will invest approximately $US602 million in development and construction of the prototype plant in Irsching.

Look for a feature story on the new Siemens turbine in the November issue of Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide.

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