Siemens is to supply H-Class technology for a power plant with district heat extraction capability in the Daegu Metropolitan City. 240 KM south of Seoul in South Korea.
It is a fifth order for the technology from South Korea and this time the customer is Lotte Engineering and Construction, with Siemens chosen to build a combined heat and power combined cycle plant to enable supply of district heat to households in the city.
The natural-gas-fired plant will achieve a gross installed electrical capacity of 415 MW and an efficiency of over 61 per cent. With district heating, fuel efficiency will increase to over 80 per cent.
South Korea, and especially the region around Daegu Metropolitan City, is currently experiencing a high level of economic growth. More and more power generation units are being built at existing power plant sites in cities throughout Korea in order to satisfy the growing demand for electricity.
Power plants with high power density are becoming increasingly important as the country attempts to optimize use of its limited amount of space. The H-class power plant technology has a further advantage over smaller gas turbine performance classes in this respect.
“The new order from South Korea shows that there is a high demand for high-performance power plants. We have already sold 16 of these gas turbines worldwide since the first commercial order in 2010 – eight in South Korea alone. For us this is a further confirmation that we launched our new, highly efficient gas turbine on the market at exactly the right moment”, says Lothar Balling, Head of Gas Turbine Power Plant Solutions at the Siemens Fossil Power Generation Division.
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