Siemens PG awarded €600 million

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.