The agreement covers scheduled maintenance at the plant, in addition to program management and parts for the plant’s three SGT6-5000F gas turbines. The contract also includes inspection services for the SST6-5000 steam turbine, the three SGen6-1000A air-cooled generators, and the hydrogen-cooled SGen6-2000H generator. A resident engineer will work onsite for the first three years of the agreement.
Also included in the agreement is Siemens’ Power DiagnosticsTM, a data-driven product from Siemens Digital Services designed to identify and assess abnormal operating conditions in an effort to preempt equipment failure.
“Siemens Power Generation Services has a long and successful track record withPanda Power Funds, and we are pleased to be continuing our work together at the soon-to-be completed Panda Hummel Station,” said Tim Holt, CEO, Siemens Power & Gas Services Business Unit. “Long-term agreements such as this one underscore our commitment to providing our customers with full lifecycle support.”
The Hummel Station power plant replaces the recently-retired Sunbury coal-fired plant in Snyder County, Pennsylvania. When it begins operation in 2018, the plant will burn Marcellus gas.