The Siemens Power Generation Group (PG) has secured orders in Germany and Norway for the construction of two combined cycle power plants worth €600 million.
The Siemens Power Generation Group (PG) has secured orders in Germany and Norway for the turnkey construction of two combined cycle power plants with a total value of approximately €600 million.
The Norwegian energy corporation Statkraft is purchaser of the Hürth-Knapsack power plant, and the contract for the plant at Kårstø in Norway was awarded by Naturkraft, Lysaker.
Siemens will build an 800-megawatt combined cycle power plant for Statkraft in the Knapsack chemical industrial park near Cologne-Hürth in Germany. PG’s scope of supply will encompass turnkey construction of the power plant equipped with two gas turbines, one steam turbine, three generators and the entire electrical and I&C equipment. Siemens also will handle gas turbine maintenance for a period of 12 years. The plant is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2007.
Siemens PG also received an order for a turnkey 420-megawatt combined cycle plant from Naturkraft for the Kårstø project located north of Stavanger in Norway. NaturkraftAS is a project company in which Statkraft and Norsk Hydro each have a 50 percent stake.
For this plant Siemens will supply the gas turbine, the steam turbine and the generator. The scope of services also includes a maintenance agreement over a term of six years.
The plant will be Norway
’s first commercial gas-fired power plant. Siemens claims that due to its advanced catalyst technology, the plant will set new environmental compatibility benchmarks in Europe
. Plant commissioning is scheduled for the fall of 2007.