Siemens Ships 1,000th Gas Turbine Manufactured at Berlin Factory

Siemens ships 1000th gas turbine from Berlin factory

A gas turbine rotor in Siemens' factory in Berlin in 1973. Courtesy: Siemens

Today, Siemens is celebrating the shipment of its 1,000th gas turbine manufactured at its Huttenstrasse plant, a century-old manufacturing factory in Berlin, Germany.

The 300-MW SGT5-4000F gas turbine is en route to the Umm Al Houl combined cycle power plant in Qatar. It is one of six turbines manufactured for the plant, which is scheduled to begin commercial production in 2018. Siemens also agreed to provide maintenance and service for the plant under a 25-year contract.

Altogether, the 1,000 gas turbines produced at the Berlin factory represent nearly 220,000 MW of installed capacity in 65 countries. The factory shipped its first gas turbine in 1972.

“We have good reason to be proud of this achievement,” said Willi Meixner, chief executive officer of Siemens’ Power and Gas Division.

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