1000 MW Power Plant Planned
By Jack Burke07 November 2017
Tyr Energy Inc. has chosen Siemens as the technology partner for the Hickory Run Energy Center, a new 1000 MW natural gas-fired combined cycle power plant (CCPP) to be built by Kiewit Power Constructors Co. in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, USA.
The facility will be a Siemens combined cycle power plant and incorporate the Siemens’ H-class technology in a plant designed for fast, flexible operation to support renewable integration.
Siemens will deliver two SGT6-8000H gas turbines, One SST-5000 steam turbine, two SGen-100A generators as part of the gas turbine packages, and one SGen-2000H generator as part of the steam turbine package. The gas turbines and steam turbine will be manufactured at Siemens’ Charlotte Energy Hub, which is the main production facility for Siemens’ 60 Hz power generation.
Siemens Financial Services is providing an equity investment and will own 20% of the project alongside Tyr Energy Inc. and Kansai Electric Power Co. Inc.
Slated for operation in spring 2020, the Hickory Run Energy Center will be capable of supplying power for approximately 1 000 000 homes. In addition, Siemens has signed a long-term service agreement to help ensure the reliability, availability and operational performance of the units. The service will include Siemens advanced remote monitoring and diagnostics, part of the Siemens Digital Services portfolio.
“We are proud to be the technology partner for Tyr Energy, Inc. providing world-class power generation technology, including gas and steam turbines manufactured by Siemens workers at our U.S-based energy hub in North Carolina,” said John Gibson, senior vice president, head of Sales North America at Siemens Power and Gas Division. “Projects like the Hickory Run Energy Center provide an example of the future of power generation in the United States, demonstrating the value of cleaner-burning and affordable natural gas to provide efficient and reliable power.”