ORLANDOSiemens Power Generation Group has received orders to supply power generation plants, equipment and services from power producers around the world. Total value of these global contracts exceeds $2 billion.
In the United States, Siemens Westinghouse Power Corp., a Siemens company, has received commitments from Calpine Corp., PG&E National Energy Group and Calumet Energy Team LLC to supply power generation plants and equipment and services.
The Letter of Intent from Calpine calls for Siemens Westinghouse to supply 36 advanced W501F Econopacs, and includes long-term service programs and performance enhancements on existing equipment. The Econopacs may be used in various power projects throughout the world, but are primarily targeted for U.S. power plants.
From PG&E, Siemens Westinghouse received a contract to supply a thermal island for the 1,000 MW Athens Generating Co. LP, to be located in Athens, NY. The merchant power plant will be powered by three 1×1 W501G power islands consisting of the gas turbines, steam turbine-generators, heat recovery steam generators and related equipment. The contract also includes a long-term parts and service program. The plant is expected to enter commercial operation in the summer of 2003.
The Calumet contract calls for Siemens Westinghouse to supply a turnkey simple cycle power plant rated at 308 MW for the Calumet Energy Project to be located in Chicago, Ill. The plant will be powered by two Siemens Westinghouse V84.3A gas turbines nominally rated at 154 MW and fired by natural gas. Commercial operation of both units is expected in June 2001. Electricity from the facilities will provide peaking power to the Chicago area.
From a U.S./British consortium, under the leadership of U.S. power private producer Congentrix Energy, Siemens has received a turnkey contract to build the 300 MW San Pedro de Macoris combined-cycle power plant. The plant will consist of three 100 MW blocks each equipped with a V64.3A gas turbine, steam turbine-generator. The project will be the country's largest power plant and will be located near San Pedro de Macoris. The plant will provide electricity to San Pedro de Macoris and the capital city Santo Domingo. Commercial operation is expected in the first quarter of 2002.
In Japan, Siemens will participate in the construction of a 230 MW combined cycle power plant near the city of Yokohama. As a subcontractor to the plant constructor and licensing partner, Fuji Electric, Siemens/KWU will supply a V94.2 gas turbine and the instrumentation and control system. The plant, scheduled to enter commercial operation in 2005, will be owned and operated by independent power producer Tomen Power Yokosuka.
Together with the Italian licensing partner Ansaldo Energia, Siemens/KWU will retrofit the existing La Casella steam power plant, 50 kilometers south of Milan, with Siemens V94.3A gas turbines. Siemens will supply Italian power producer Enel with two of the three gas turbines including instrumentation and control equipment, and will be supervising installation and commissioning. Ansaldo will supply the third gas turbine and balance of plant equipment. The first block is scheduled for completion in late 2001, with the complete plant to follow in the fall of 2002.
In consortium with Ansaldo, Siemens received a contract from Edison SpA to convert the Italian power plant Porto Marghera near Venice into a combined-cycle station. The uprated plant's power output will increase by 250 MW to 370 MW. Siemens/KWU will supply a V94.3A gas turbine, the associated instrumentation and control equipment, installation and commissioning. Project completion is expected in the second half of 2001, and the plant's electricity will be sent to the Italian grid.
As subcontractor to Ansaldo, Siemens/KWU is also involved in a power plant project in Algeria. Siemens will supply a 230 MW V94.3A for the 460 MW Hamma gas-fired power plant in the vicinity of Algiers. The second gas turbine of the same type will be supplied by Ansaldo. The project will be owned by Sonelgaz, the state-owned power producer.
The gas turbines will be manufactured in Siemens facilities in Hamilton, Ontario, and Berlin, Germany.