Siemens Selected as Technology Partner for Natural Gas-fueled Power Plant in the US
• H-class Flex-Plant™ combined cycle for Lordstown Energy Center in Ohio
• Total installed capacity of 940 megawatts to power approximately 800,000 households
• Siemens Financial Services provides 27 per cent of the overall equity investment
• Order volume exceeds USD 800 million including long-term service contract
Siemens was chosen from Clean Energy Future as the turnkey supplier for Lordstown Energy Center – a new 940 megawatt natural gas-fired combined cycle power plant (CCPP) to be built in Lordstown, Ohio, USA. Siemens will deliver a complete power plant solution for the facility, which will feature the record-breaking H-class technology designed for fast, flexible operation to support renewable integration. The scope of supply includes two gas turbines, one steam turbine and three generators. Slated for operation in summer 2018, the facility will be capable of supplying power for approximately 800,000 households. In addition, Siemens has signed a long-term service agreement to help ensure the reliability, availability and operational performance of the units. The service will include Siemens advanced remote monitoring and diagnostics, part of the Siemens Digital Services portfolio. Siemens Financial Services co-funded the development loan and will provide a pivotal 27 per cent equity investment alongside Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets to help realize the project. The total order volume for the project including service is more than USD 800 million.
Siemens will deliver the turnkey solution for the project including two SGT6-8000H gas turbines, one SST6-5000 steam turbine, two air-cooled SGen6-1200A generators, one hydrogen-cooled SGen6-2000H steam generator, two NEM heat recovery steam generators as well as the electrical equipment and the instrumentation control system SPPA-T3000. The gas turbines and steam turbine will be manufactured at Siemens’ Charlotte Energy Hub, which is the main production facility for Siemens’ 60 Hz power generation. The plant design includes Siemens industry leading Flex-Plant combined cycle features, including fast gas turbine start which reduces start up emissions up to 95 per cent and Siemens Clean-Ramp™ technology to maintain low emissions while load following.
“As we look at the future of power generation in the United States, projects like the Lordstown Energy Center provide an example of how communities can harness cleaner-burning and affordable natural gas to provide efficient and reliable power,” said John Gibson, Head of Sales North America at Siemens Power and Gas Division. “We are pleased to be the technology partner for Clean Energy Future, providing a turnkey solution of world-class power equipment, including gas and steam turbines and generators manufactured by Siemens workers at our U.S.-based energy hub in North Carolina. This equipment will be serviced with pride by Siemens for many years to come.”
“Lordstown Energy Center is a very high quality energy infrastructure project with which we are proud to be associated,” said Chris Leslie, Chief Executive Officer of Macquarie Infrastructure Partners III. “LEC is expected to utilize the latest in high efficiency gas turbine power generation technology – technology that is both cost effective and more environmentally friendly than the aging coal-fired capacity that it will replace.”
“We are very pleased to have such a distinguished and experienced team of international power industry leaders, as Macquarie and Siemens, taking over the leadership role within LEC. Their strong track records of success will be most beneficial in meeting the project’s goals,” said William Siderewicz, President, Clean Energy Future.
“The support we were able to provide to this project is a great working example of how Siemens can act as a full-service partner to our customers,” said Kirk Edelman, CEO of Energy Finance, Siemens Financial Services. “Leveraging our financial services capabilities alongside our power generation solutions, Siemens funded the development loan as well as an equity investment in Lordstown, underscoring our commitment to the long-term success of this project.”
Siemens has sold a total of 78 H-class gas turbines worldwide to date including 39 turbines on the 60-Hz market and therefore 17 units in the US. With more than 200,000 operating hours, the H-class gas turbines offer proven technology with high reliability. The machines reach efficiency rates over 60 percent in combined cycle power plants with availability over 96 percent. Recently Siemens set a new world record with its H-class turbine technology with a net efficiency level of about 61.5 percent in the Lausward combined cycle power plant in Düsseldorf, Germany.
More information about the record-setting Lausward power plant is available at: www.siemens.com/press/fortuna
More information about the Power and Gas Division is available at: www.siemens.com/about/power-gas
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