Solar thermal power win in India for Siemens

Siemens SST-700 steam turbine generator

Siemens Energy has been awarded three orders to supply a total of four steam turbine generator units for solar thermal power plants in India

The steam turbines of type SST-700 are intended for the Godawari, Abhijeet and Diwakar & KVK parabolic trough power plants.

 With a total rating of 300 MW these plants will make a contribution to meeting India's growing electricity demand from solar power when they go on line in the spring of 2013.

All four power plant projects in the state of Rajasthan are being constructed as part of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), the Indian government's ongoing program for promoting solar power. The program envisages installing up to 20 GW of solar power capacity in India by the year 2022.

Siemens offers type SST-700 steam turbines for solar thermal power plants with a rated output of up to 175 MW. This type of turbine is particularly suitable for use in solar thermal power plants, because it can be run up and down quickly to respond very rapidly to the fluctuating service conditions typical of these plants.

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