Siemens has received an order for the supply of two steam turbine generator units for the Balkhash coal-fired power plant in Kazakhstan. The EPC contractor is a Korean joint venture consisting of Samsung CT and Samsung Engineering Co. Ltd. The operator and end customer for the plant is the Balkhash Thermal Power Plant Joint Stock Company. The two turbines will be used primarily for power generation in the plant, although the plant is also designed for co-generation of heat and power for flexible generation of district heating. Commissioning is scheduled for summer 2019.
The Balkhash coal-fired plant is located on the shore of Lake Balkhash, one of the largest lakes in central Asia, in eastern Kazakhstan. Siemens' scope of supply for the order includes two SST5-6000 steam turbines, each with an electrical generating capacity of 660 megawatts (MW), and two generators of type SGen5-3000W, including control systems and all auxiliary and ancillary systems. This plant is characterized by its particularly high fuel efficiency thanks to co-generation of heat and power.
“We are very pleased that Samsung is putting its trust in Siemens. Thanks to our efficient and reliable technology, this project is contributing to sustainable, environmentally friendly generation of power and heat. Erecting a very modern as well as highly efficient power plant in Kazakhstan with Samsung is a milestone for Siemens,” declared Wilfried Ulm, head of the Steam Turbines Business Unit within Siemens Power and Gas.
“Thanks to our excellent cooperation with Siemens on the Balkhash Thermal Power Plant project, we are confident that we will successfully execute this project together with our experienced partner,” stated YongHoon Hwang from Samsung Joint Venture.
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