Siemens to supply turbines for CHP plant in South Korea

Siemens is again to deliver power plant technology to South Korea, this time for a gas fired facility.

For the Ansan combined cycle power plant (CCPP), the company is supplying the Power Island consisting of two innovative SGT6-8000H gas turbines, one steam turbine, three generators, and two heat recovery steam generators as well as the entire instrumentation and control technology.

Ansan is now the second power plant in South Korea to be equipped with the new gas turbines – SGT6-8000H – from Siemens.

The customer is the South Korean Posco Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd., headquartered in Incheon, which is responsible for construction of the entire plant. The CCPP Ansan will be fuelled with liquefied natural gas (LNG) and will have a gross installed electrical capacity of 834 MW at a gross efficiency of 61 per cent.

In addition to generating electricity, the plant will also provide district heating for the inhabitants of the city of Ansan, which raises the overall fuel utilization factor to over 75 per cent. Commissioning is planned for the end of 2014.

High efficiency combined cycle power plants are part of the Siemens environmental portfolio, with which the company earned revenues of about €30bn in fiscal 2011.

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