By Editors of Power Engineering
Siemens received an order from Castle Peak Power Company Limited for a power block for a new combined-cycle unit in its Black Point Power Station in Tuen Mun, in the northwest region of Hong Kong.
Specifically, Siemens will deliver an SGT5-8000H gas turbine, an ST5-500 steam turbine, a water-cooled SGen5-300W generator and a SPAA-T3000 control system. The order was the first for Siemens power plant components in Hong Kong in 20 years, and marks the 80th SGT-800H unit Siemens has sold.
The plant, scheduled for operations before 2020, will have a total capacity of 550 MW.
“We are pleased that this strategic success enables us to achieve a breakthrough in Hong Kong’s challenging energy market,” said Lothar Herrmann, CEO of Siemens Greater China. “With our high-efficiency power plant technology and our broad experience in constructing large-scale plants , we will make contribution to a sustainable energy future in Hong Kong joining hands with our our customer.
Hong Kong’s power grid currently stands at 123.6 GW, mostly generated from fossil fuels. Hong Kong’s government mandated gas generation increase to 50 percent of the total fuel mix for electricity generation by 2020 while also decreasing emissions.