Siemens Energy receives order for steam turbine generator

Siemens Energy has received an order for a steam turbine generator to be used in a waste-to-energy plant equipped with combined power and heat generation in Plymouth.

The customer is Imtech Deutschland, a provider of technical building services equipment based in Planegg near Munich.

As the general contractor for the Water-Steam-Cycle, Imtech will construct the plant for Mannheim-based energy-from-waste specialist MVV Umwelt.

Once commissioned, the power plant — with an electrical capacity of up to 25MW — will cover the heat demand of Plymouth’s naval base.

The waste-to-energy plant in Plymouth is expected to use 245,000 metric tonnes of household, business and industrial waste to generate electricity and heat by means of combined heat and power generation.

Construction of the power plant, with a maximum process steam extraction of up to 30 tonnes per hour, is scheduled to begin in spring 2012, with commissioning scheduled to take place in 2014.

Siemens is responsible for the delivery, installation and commissioning of the SST-400 steam turbine, including gearboxes and the oil system as well as the electrical generator and auxiliary systems.