Siemens gas turbines to serve New York

Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation has ordered two Industrial Trent 60 gas turbines and generators for Bayonne Energy Center (BEC), located in New Jersey and supplying power to New York City.

The German conglomerate is adding the equipment to the eight existing gas turbines previously ordered for the facility.
Bayonne Energy Center
The advanced aero-derivative gas turbines will deliver their power through a dedicated 6.5 mile long underwater transmission cable to the Consolidated Edison Gowanus substation in Brooklyn to meet the electricity needs of over 500,000 homes and businesses in New York City.

Power Today reports that with aero-derivative technology, the flexible BEC plant can produce full power from a standing start in less than ten minutes of receiving a request from the power distributor, helping to ensure grid stability in the city.

BEC gas-fired power plant previously purchased eight Industrial Trent 60 gas turbines in 2009. Additionally, Siemens has also contributed a significant amount of capital to fund the project’s construction since 2010 and is the largest lender in the current loan.

“These highly flexible gas turbines are designed to ramp up quickly to help meet peak power demand in one of the world’s largest cities,” said John Gibson, Head of Sales North America, Siemens. “Our expert Siemens service technicians will continue to ensure that the units perform at maximum output for many years to come.”

With the addition of these new units, the facility’s power output will be increased to 640 MW. Features of the BEC include the ability for multiple starts and stops per day, high availability and starting reliability, best in class efficiency levels and best achievable emissions performance.

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