Siemens today announced it has received orders for nine compact steam turbines.
Dutch energy provider Kara Energy Systems B.V. ordered three SST-040 turbines for three biomass power plants in Great Britain, which are scheduled to begin operation by February 2017. Kara has previously placed three identical orders with Siemens. The deal represents the first time Siemens has supplied an SST-040 with an output higher than 300 kW. Technical advancements now enable the turbines to achieve a 750-kW capacity.
Seattle-based Airclean Energy ordered six SST-110 compact steam turbines, each with an output of 3 MW. The turbines will be deployed in process steam systems at industrial facilities in the U.S. Midwest, where they will replace steam pressure reducing valve stations used to reduce pressures to satisfy system requirements. The turbines will recoup much of the energy lost in these steam pressure reductions, using that energy to power generators that will offset power consumption at the facilities.
The turbines will be manufactured at Siemens’ production facility in Frankenthal, Germany.