Siemens completes 600MW combined cycle project in Turkey

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Siemens has completed the construction of the 600MW Cengiz Enerji Samsun combined cycle power plant in Turkey. Equipped with SGT5-8000H gas turbines, the single-shaft plant is developed in co-ordination with its partner and customer Cengiz Enerji Sanayi ve Ticaret.

Siemens had also delivered a SST5-5000 model steam turbine, a SGen5-3000W generator, the electrical system and the SPPA-T3000 I&C system for the facility. The German manufacturer had also supplied Benson heat recovery steam generator and the auxiliary and ancillary systems for the plant. The firm was responsible for long-term service for the main parts of the facility, whereas construction and installation works for the facility were conducted by Cengiz.


Full load in less than 30 minutes

The Cengiz Enerji Samsun facility is said to be capable of powering up to a full load in less than 30 minutes, even after a down-time of six hours. The facility is also expected to react promptly to grid fluctuations and can adapt its output by 35MW per minute to meet the fluctuating power requirements.

Siemens has completed construction for the facility in 23 months, two months ahead of its scheduled delivery date. Cengiz Enerji CEO Ömer Mafa said the company’s cooperation with Siemens was “excellent” in the implementation phase, which was instrumental in achieving this. “This new plant is the perfect complement to our power plant fleet."

Siemens Power and Gas Division project management business head Lothar Balling said the company hs set a new record on the 50Hz market with this power plant and its efficiency level of almost 61 percent.