|Two SGT6-8000H gas turbines will be installed in the Lordstown Energy Center.|
Siemens was chosen from Clean Energy Future as the turnkey supplier for Lordstown Energy Center – a new 940 megawatt natural gas fired combined cycle power plant (CCPP) to be built in Lordstown, Ohio, USA. Siemens will deliver a complete power plant solution for the facility, which will feature the record-breaking H-class technology designed for fast, flexible operation to support renewable integration. The scope of supply includes two gas turbines, one steam turbine and three generators. Slated for operation in summer 2018, the facility will be capable of supplying power for approximately 800,000 households. In addition, Siemens has signed a long-term service agreement to help ensure the reliability, availability and operational performance of the units. The service will include Siemens advanced remote monitoring and diagnostics, part of the Siemens Digital Services portfolio. Siemens Financial Services co-funded the development loan and will provide a pivotal 27 per cent equity investment alongside Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets to help realize the project. The total order volume for the project including service is more than USD 800 million.
Siemens will deliver the turnkey solution for the project including two SGT6-8000H gas turbines, one SST6-5000 steam turbine, two air-cooled SGen6-1200A generators, one hydrogen-cooled SGen6-2000H steam generator, two NEM heat recovery steam generators as well as the electrical equipment and the instrumentation control system SPPA-T3000. The gas turbines and steam turbine will be manufactured at Siemens’ Charlotte Energy Hub, which is the main production facility for Siemens’ 60 Hz power generation. The plant design includes Siemens industry leading Flex-Plant combined cycle features, including fast gas turbine start which reduces start up emissions up to 95 per cent and Siemens Clean-Ramp™ technology to maintain low emissions while load following.
Siemens has sold a total of 78 H-class gas turbines worldwide to date including 39 turbines on the 60-Hz market and therefore 17 units in the US. With more than 200,000 operating hours, the H-class gas turbines offer proven technology with high reliability. The machines reach efficiency rates over 60 percent in combined cycle power plants with availability over 96 percent. Recently Siemens set a new world record with its H-class turbine technology with a net efficiency level of about 61.5 percent in the Lausward combined cycle power plant in Düsseldorf, Germany.