Ansaldo Energia marks ignition of first gas turbine in Germany

By Jack Burke31 May 2023

First firing, synchronization for Irshing 6 plant

Ansaldo Energia said it has accomplished the first firing and first synchronization for the Irsching 6 plant in Bavaria.

The event marks the effective compatibility of the plant with the 380 kV grid in Germany, allowing effective dispatching, the company said.

Ansaldo Energia achieves first fire, first synchronization at Irsching 6 plant in Bavaria. (Image: Ansaldo Energia)

The success of the connection to the grid came a few days after the first firing of the gas turbine, a crucial moment for the operation of the gas turbine and for the control of the systems auxiliaries and the first of a series of events that will lead to the commissioning of the whole plant.

Ansaldo Energia is the EPC contractor for the Irsching 6 open-cycle thermoelectric plant, equipped with an AE94.3A gas turbine and relative generator, for a total power of 300 MW.

Owned by the customer Uniper, the plant is part of the German grid reserve project and aims to ensure a reliable supply of electricity, as part of the country’s transition strategy, which requires ever-growing support for the stability of the grid, envisaging an increasingly massive use of renewable energies.

It is the first time that Ansaldo Energia has installed and put into service its own gas turbine in Germany: a success which will be followed by the commissioning of the second project Ansaldo Energia is working on: the Marbach open-cycle power plant.

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