Siemens Delivers First H-Class Gas Turbine In Greater China
By Jack Burke20 January 2017
Siemens received an order from Castle Peak Power Co. Ltd. for the delivery of a power block for a new combined cycle unit in its Black Point Power Station in Tuen Mun, in the northwest of Hong Kong.
This marks the first order for Siemens power plant components from Hong Kong in 20 years. CAPCO is a joint venture of China Southern Power Grid International Limited and CLP Power Hong Kong Limited (CLP Power). Scheduled to be in operation before 2020, the plant will have an installed total capacity of 550 MW to supply approximately a million households with electricity. Siemens is delivering an H-class gas turbine to Greater China for the first time, and has now sold the total of 80 SGT-8000H units worldwide.
The total order for Siemens includes the delivery and commissioning of the power block, with a single-shaft configuration. The power block’s core will consist of an SGT5-8000H gas turbine, an SST5-5000 steam turbine, a water-cooled SGen5-3000W generator manufactured in Germany as well as the SPPA-T3000 control system.
“We are pleased that this strategic success enables us to achieve a breakthrough in Hong Kong’s challenging energy market,” said Lothar Herrmann, CEO of Siemens Greater China. “With our high-efficiency power plant technology and our broad experience in constructing large-scale plants , we will make contribution to a sustainable energy future in Hong Kong joining hands with our customer. As one of CAPCO’s reliable partners, we will work closely with the customer in all project phases including commissioning to support our customer’s ambitious objectives.”
Currently, Hong Kong has a total installed capacity of about 12.6 GW and uses primarily fossil fuels to generate electricity. Hong Kong’s government set an objective to increase local gas generation to around 50 percent of the total fuel mix for electricity generation by 2020, while decreasing emissions and pollutant output from power generation sector. With its high efficiency, the Siemens H-class gas turbine offers the technological foundation to supply Hong Kong with energy in an efficient, resource-saving manner.
Combined cycle power plants that have an SGT-8000H installed achieve a high efficiency level above 60% and are characterized by short startup times and rapid load changes, the company said. The unit to be installed in Hong Kong represents the 80th H-class gas turbine that Siemens has sold worldwide. The SGT-8000H fleet has a reliability of more than 99%, the company said.