Caption: Siemens’ SST5-6000 steam turbines
Siemens (NYSE: SI) will supply two steam turbine units for the Balkhash coal-fired power plant, located in Kazakhstan, for operator Balkhash Thermal Power Plant Joint Stock Co.
The supply order includes two SST5-6000 steam turbines, each with a generating capacity of 660-MW, and two generators of type SGen5-3000W, including control systems and all auxiliary and ancillary systems.
Samsung C&T and Samsung Engineering Co. Ltd. will serve as the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor. Although used primarily for power generation, the turbines also have the capability to be used for cogeneration of heat and power for flexible generation of district heating.
Commissioning is scheduled for 2019.