Siemens signs long-term service contract for Kirishi power plant


At the 2013 Russian International Energy Forum in St. Petersburg, OOO Siemens Gas Turbine Technologies (SGTT) (NYSE: SI) and Open Joint Stock Company OGK-2 announced a long-term service contract for the largest combined cycle power plant (CCPP) in Russia – PGU-800 of Kirishi power plant, which was repowered in March 2012.

Per the agreement, SGTT will provide maintaince of the gas turbines and generators for a period of 12 years. The first inspection with execution of scheduled work is scheduled to begin next month.

The long-term service contract is the next step in the ongoing collaboration between Siemens and OGK-2. In 2012, OGK-2 completed the repowering of Unit 6 of Kirishi power plant by adding two high-efficiency Siemens SGT5-4000F gas turbines to the exisiting steam turbines. It is the first innovation project in Russia to create a combined cycle power plant (CCPP) and increased the power capacity of the unit from 300 megawatts (MW) to 800 MW and the efficiency from 38 percent to 55 percent. It also reduced fuel consumption from 324 g/kWh to 220 g/kWh.

"This long-term service agreement represents the continued success of our energy service operations in Russia," said Ralph Schneider, CEO of OOO, Siemens Gas Turbine Technologies, located in St. Petersburg. "Sustainable energy growth and development in Russia requires excellent operational service to help ensure the continued reliability of the region's power supply. We look forward to working with OGK-2 on this important project."

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