Following the start of commercial operation in mid-2010, Siemens will assume responsibility for plant services over a twelve-year period. The order, including the long-term service agreement, is worth over €320m.
With an installed capacity of approximately 430MW, the natural gas-fired Rijnmond II plant will supply power to more than a million Dutch households.
Siemens will build the power plant at the Vondelingenplaat industrial and port facility, approximately three kilometres south of Rotterdam. The scope of supply encompasses an SGT5-4000F gas turbine, a water-cooled generator, a steam turbine, and the entire electrical and I&C equipment.
‘The new high-efficiency combined cycle plant Rijnmond II impressively demonstrates how the competing targets of assured supply, operating economy and environmental compatibility can be harmonised,’ said Michael Süss, CEO of the Siemens Energy Fossil Power Generation Division. ‘InterGen is thus setting a benchmark for sustainable, future-oriented power supply.’
Rijnmond II is the third order for a combined cycle power plant posted by Siemens since liberalisation of the Dutch power market in 2000. In 2003, the company supplied components for Rijnmond I.