A First In China For Siemens
By Jack Burke19 April 2018
Siemens landed its first H-class gas turbine order in mainland China and will supply two H-class gas turbines, two steam turbines and four generators for a power plant project in Guangdong Province.
The customer is Huadian Fuxin Energy Corp. Ltd. (Huadian Fuxin), a subsidiary of China Huadian Corp. Ltd. (CHD), one of the five state-owned power producers in China. The components will be installed at the CHD Guangzhou Zengcheng combined cooling, heat and power plant (CCHP) project located in Zengcheng District of Guangzhou City. After completion the project will be the most efficient gas-fired power plant in China. Commercial operation is scheduled for the end of 2019.
“The situation on the market for power plant equipment is still a difficult one, characterized by tough competition, overcapacities and price pressure,” said Willi Meixner, CEO of the Siemens Power and Gas Division. “Against this background we are pleased to have achieved this breakthrough on the Chinese gas turbine market. This order also marks an important milestone in our close and long-standing cooperation with our partner CHD.”
Zengcheng District, one of the three development engines of Guangzhou City, is building an advanced manufacturing base. Siemens said it is helping the district replace small coal-fired industrial boilers with clean natural-gas-fired systems. Siemens also plans to digitally upgrade and network CHD’s gas turbines, steam turbines, wind turbines and photovoltaic power generation units. This is to be accomplished by deploying operation centers to build up a multi-energy intelligent power generation system that relies on acquisition and analysis of data from networked fleets to improve market responsiveness and operational efficiency through advanced diagnostic capabilities.
Siemens said its H-class gas turbine offers high efficiency, short start-up times and fast response to load changes. In combined cycle operation, the output of the 50-Hertz version is more than 670 MW under ISO condition and net generating efficiency greater than 62%. One combined cycle unit can meet the electricity demands of a city with a population of 3 million. With over 99% reliability and 96% availability, Siemens said its H-class gas turbines are widely used in combined heat and power (CHP) plants as one of the most efficient ways of converting fuels into usable energy. Siemens had sold 88 H-class gas turbines worldwide, 65 of which have already gone into operation with more than 650 000 fired hours globally, making them one of the highest net efficiency and powerful gas turbine products currently in commercial operation.