Siemens (NYSE: SI) has shipped its third of three H-class turbines to Florida Power & Light’s (FPL) Port Everglades Next Generation Clean Energy Center. The turbine is being transported by rail, barge and multi-wheeled vehicles.
The facility will feature three Siemens SGT6-8000H gas turbines and one Siemens SST6-5000 steam turbine, which were constructed at the company’s manufacturing center in Charlotte, North Carolina.
“We are very proud of the well-proven SGT-8000H gas turbine series. It consumes less fuel and at the same time produces fewer emissions. In the end, it’s the nearby citizens who win with a reliable, affordable and environmentally friendly source of power,” said John Wilson, vice president, Product Sales Americas, Siemens Energy Inc.
FPL is upgrading the site in order to cut fossil fuel consumption by one-third. FPL expects to save more than $400 million in fuel savings over the turbines’ entire lifecycle of approximately 30 years.
“Siemens and FPL share a similar vision to pioneer reliable, innovative solutions that benefit customers. We are looking forward to partnering with FPL to complete another project that is on time for its scheduled completion in June 2016,” said Barry Nicholls, senior vice president, Power Systems Sales, Siemens Energy Inc.
Power Engineering previously reported that Siemens’ H-class gas turbines achieved a cumulative 100,000 equivalent operating hours at the end of September 2014.