French combined cycle to feature Siemens gas turbine

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Total Direct Énergie (TDE) subsidiary Compagnie Electrique de Bretagne (CEB) is developing a 446MW combined cycle plant in Brittany, France. Siemens has bagged a $493m contract for turnkey construction and supply of  turbines, generators, and control system for the plant in September 2019.

Siemens will also operate and maintain the plant for 20 years. Its Omnivise Digital Service portfolio will provide remote diagnostics.

The plant is expected to begin operations in the second half of 2021. The plant will occupy 3.5ha on a 13ha site in the Verna area.

Landivisiau power station will feature a Siemens SGT5-4000F gas turbine, a SST5-3000 steam turbine, a SGen5-2000H generator, a heat-recovery steam generator (HRSG), and a SPPA-T3000 control system.

It will be connected to the natural gas transmission network via a 20km-long new pipeline, which will feed gas off a proposed 111km-long pipeline between Pleyben and Plumergat. A cogeneration system will provide district heating. This will be the first plant to integrate combined cycle and cogeneration in France.

Brittany has gas turbine power plants at Brennilis and Dirinon, which are expected to be shut down by 2023. Togther these plants have a capacity of 600 MW. At the same time power consumption has been increasing by nearly 10% in Brittany.