Siemens has received an order from Black & Veatch for Power Island equipment to be utilized at the newly developed Oregon Clean Energy Center (OCEC) in Oregon, northwest Ohio. OCEC will be the site of an 869 megawatt H-class combined-cycle power plant (CCPP). Siemens will engineer and deliver the thermodynamic cycle design and Power Island configuration as well as perform ongoing service at the plant under a long-term service and maintenance agreement. Black & Veatch is the EPC contractor for the facility and will provide engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning services for the complete facility. Equipped with the latest state-of-the-art Siemens H-class gas turbine, OCEC will be capable of supplying cost-efficient electricity to more than 800,000 homes in the northwest Ohio region. This natural gas-fired plant is scheduled to come on line by the summer of 2017 and will be one of the most efficient power plants in Ohio.
"Siemens is very excited to be part of the advancement in the energy landscape in northwest Ohio and the state of Ohio," said Martin Tartibi, Senior Executive Vice President at Siemens Energy Solutions Americas. "Adding this state-of-the-art combined cycle power generation facility is an important step toward utilizing the resources in Ohio and providing a more sustainable energy portfolio for the state."
"Siemens advanced turbine technology and services will be a centerpiece of the Oregon Clean Energy Center clean energy project," said Dean Oskvig, President and CEO of Black & Veatch's energy business. "The technology will enhance emissions control and plant operating efficiencies, key goals for our client and the community."
Siemens will deliver the Power Island configuration consisting of two SGT6-8000H gas turbines, one SST6-5000 steam turbine, three SGen6-2000H generators, two heat recovery steam generators, manufactured by NEM, along with the other electrical equipment and mechanical equipment. The SPPA-T3000 instrumentation and control system will allow this plant to come on online and change load rapidly to meet the needs of a changing energy landscape. Siemens has also been awarded a long-term service agreement for the combustion turbines, which will help support the optimal and efficient operation of the main components over the life cycle of the project. Notably, Siemens has also been contracted to provide operation and maintenance for the first 5 years.
The fleet of Siemens H-class world-record gas turbines achieved a cumulative 100,000 equivalent operating hours at the end of September 2014. With this order, 43 of the H-class gas turbines have been sold worldwide to date. Thirteen of these machines are currently in successful commercial operation with a high degree of starting reliability and availability.
The gas turbines, steam turbines and generators will be manufactured in the Siemens factory in Charlotte, North Carolina, which is the main production facility for Siemens 60 Hz power generation.