Siemens Energy has received another order to deliver its HL-class power plant technology to South Korea. The equipment will be used in the Eumseong Unit 1 combined cycle power plant (CCPP), which will be built in Eumseong in northwestern Chungcheongbuk-do Province. The CCPP will be built in place of a previously planned 1 GW coal-fired power plant
that was cancelled following a change in the South Korean government's environmental policy.
The switch will reduce CO2 emissions compared to a similar coal power plant. The client is Korea East-West Power, a subsidiary of KEPCO. The new plant is scheduled to be commissioned in late 2024.Eumseong Unit 1 is the first of two planned CCPP units and will have an installed electrical capacity of 571 MW. The power plant is designed as a single-shaft unit that will operate on re-gasified liquefied natural gas (LNG). Siemens Energy's scope of supply includes a SGT6-9000HL gas turbine, a SST-5000 steam turbine, a SGen-3000W generator, and the SPPA-T3000 control system.
The order also includes a long-term part management contract for the gas turbine, technical field advisory services, and digital services including diagnostics services, continuous performance optimization, and compressor condition performance-monitoring that will improve asset utilization, reliability, and availability while also reducing operating and maintenance costs.