BASF and Siemens Power Generation (PG) have signed an agreement for the construction of a new combined heat and power (CHP) plant.
The new 440-megawatt natural gas-fired plant will supply electricity and 650 metric tons of steam per hour to BASF’s Ludwigshafen production facilities.
Construction work is scheduled to begin in the autumn of 2003 at the location of the former mid-site power plant. Demolition work is currently being carried out on the former coal-fired power plant’s chimney and flue gas treatment facilities.
Siemens is delivering the turnkey power plant, which will consist of two gas turbines, one steam turbine, three generators, all mechanical equipment and components including two heat-recovery steam generators, as well as electrical systems and equipment, and instrumentation and control (I&C) systems.
The new power plant will be fuelled by natural gas and will operate on the basis of combined heat and power. The combined generation of electricity and steam means the plant will be able to achieve an energy efficiency of nearly 90 percent.