Talen Energy Corporation, headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania, has awarded Siemens long-term service contract extensions for the Lower Mount Bethel and Ironwood combined-cycle gas power plants in Pennsylvania (PA), USA. In addition to extending the parts and services contracts, the new agreements also feature a number of solutions and contractual enhancements designed to improve the operational flexibility, availability, and performance of the gas turbines (GTs) at the facilities.
"As two of Pennsylvania's most efficient power plants, it is important that these key energy-producing facilities continue to receive reliable service and maintenance," said Craig Weeks, CEO of Siemens Power Gas Services Business Unit. "Siemens is uniquely positioned to provide the required maintenance and performance services and we look forward to bringing our many years of experience and proven expertise to help these plants operate efficiently for many years to come."
The Lower Mount Bethel power plant is a 623-megawatt (MW) rated natural gasfired combined-cycle power plant located in Bangor, PA. The plant began operations in 2004.
The new long-term agreement at Lower Mount Bethel covers scheduled maintenance activities, spare parts, power diagnostics and performance monitoring for the plant's two SGT6-5000F gas turbines for the next 20 years. It features several solutions from a Siemens suite of GT performance enhancements designed to maximize each unit's availability, power output, and fuel efficiency: Extended Interval Combustion Hardware, which is designed to enable the GTs to run longer between inspections to increase availability and reduce maintenance costs; an advanced hardware thermal performance upgrade; and a rotor exchange and comprehensive inspection to help extend the life of the rotor components. The Ironwood power plant is a 705-megawatt (MW) rated natural gas-fired combined-cycle power plant located in Lebanon, PA. The plant began operations in 2001 and was one of the first plants in the U.S. to operate the SGT6-6000G gas turbine.
The new long-term agreement for Ironwood covers scheduled maintenance activities, spare parts, power diagnostics and performance monitoring for the plant's two SGT6-6000G gas turbines for the next 13 years. It also features solutions from a Siemens suite of GT performance enhancements designed to improve each unit's availability, power output, and fuel efficiency. At the next major inspection new blade rings will be installed for performance degradation recovery, and a rotor exchange and comprehensive inspection will take place to help extend the life of the units. In addition, Siemens will provide control system solutions from its suite of GT operational flexibility and reliability enhancements, including Outlet Temperature Control (OTC+) and Combustion Dynamics Monitoring System (CDMS).
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