For the first time in 15 years two new power plants are now to be built in
Siemens Power Generation (PG) will supply seven gas turbines for these plants to the South African utility ESKOM. The value of the order for PG is approximately €230 million. The emissions from the two power plants will be lower than that required by the World Bank standards. The construction of further new power plants is anticipated in the next few years.
Around half of
Especially in the peak-load sector ESKOM is anticipating capacity bottlenecks in the short term. More and more households are being connected to the grid and peak-load demand is increasing further. Against this backdrop the company decided to build two liquid fuel-fired power plants which, following commissioning as early as April 2007, will supply power to meet peak-load demand.
In the Atlantis industrial park, located 20 kilometres north of
“A key factor for the contract award to Siemens was that we were able to offer a highly reliable, high-availability gas turbine designed for operation with liquid fuel,” stated Klaus Voges, president of Siemens Power Generation. “In the next few years additional power plants with a combined capacity between 1,000 and 2,000 MW will have to be built annually in