Siemens bags order for 869MW H-class combined cycle plant in Ohio

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Siemens recently received an order from Black & Veatch for Power Island equipment to be utilized at the newly developed Oregon Clean Energy Center (OCEC) in Oregon, northwest Ohio, which will be the site of an 869MW H-class combined-cycle power plant (CCPP).

Siemens will deliver the Power Island configuration consisting of two SGT6-8000H gas turbines, one SST6-5000 steam turbine, three SGen6-2000H generators, two heat recovery steam generators, manufactured by NEM, along with the other electrical and mechanical equipment. The SPPA-T3000 instrumentation and control system will allow this plant to come on online and change load rapidly to meet the needs of a changing energy landscape. The gas turbines, steam turbines and generators will be manufactured in the Siemens factory in Charlotte, North Carolina, which is the main production facility for Siemens 60 Hz power generation.


Service agreement for combustion turbines

Siemens has also been awarded a long-term service agreement for the combustion turbines, which will help support the optimal and efficient operation of the main components over the life cycle of the project. The company has also been contracted to provide operation and maintenance for the first 5 years. Under the long-term service and maintenance agreement, Siemens will engineer and deliver the thermodynamic cycle design and Power Island configuration as well as perform ongoing service at the plant.

Black & Veatch, the EPC contractor for the facility, will provide engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning services for the complete facility. Equipped with Siemens H-class gas turbine, OCEC is expected to supply cost-efficient electricity to more than 800,000 homes in the northwest Ohio region. This natural gas-fired plant is scheduled to come on line by the summer of 2017.

Martin Tartibi, Senior Executive Vice President at Siemens Energy Solutions Americas said adding this combined cycle power generation facility was an important step toward utilizing the resources in Ohio and providing a more sustainable energy portfolio for the state. Dean Oskvig, President and CEO of Black & Veatch's energy business said Siemens turbine technology and services will “enhance emissions control and plant operating efficiencies."

The fleet of Siemens H-class world-record gas turbines achieved a cumulative 100,000 equivalent operating hours at the end of September 2014. With this order, 43 of the H-class gas turbines have been sold worldwide to date. Thirteen of these machines are currently in successful commercial operation with a high degree of starting reliability and availability.