19 July 2006 – German power engineering firm Siemens Power Generation has announced booked service orders with utilities across the United States including NRG, CPS Energy and Minnkota Power. The scope of service will include rotor replacements, turbine and turbine-generator upgrades and blade replacements. The orders total in excess of $90m.
NRG, located near Houston, Texas, has awarded to Siemens an order to replace its existing low pressure turbine rotors on the Parish Station Unit 8 with two, modernized design rotors. Installation of the rotors is planned for spring 2008. Earlier, NRG awarded to Siemens the upgrade to the Parish 6 high pressure turbine. Siemens also just completed the successful installation of the Parish 7 high pressure-intermediate pressure turbine element.
CPS Energy, a municipal utility also located in Texas, awarded to Siemens turbine upgrades for its Deely Station Units 1 and 2. The upgrades consist of hardware and installation for a high pressure-intermediate pressure and a low pressure turbine rotors for each unit. Scheduled implementation for Units 1 and 2 are for spring 2008 and fall 2007 outages, respectively. Deely Station is located in San Antonio.
Minnkota Power Cooperative awarded to Siemens a turbine-generator upgrade at the MR Young Station Unit 2, located in Center, North Dakota. The project scope includes hardware and installation for modernized high pressure-intermediate and low pressure turbine rotors, generator stator and rotor rewinds, boiler study, thermal cycle study and various other components. Installation of the upgraded components is scheduled for fall 2007.
In fiscal 2005 (which ended September 30), the Power Generation Group (PG) of Siemens AG posted sales amounting to approximately €8.1bn ($10.1bn) and received new orders totalling €11bn.