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Siemens and State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC) of China entered into a Memorandum of Understanding for technology collaboration in heavy-duty GTs. Joe Kaeser, President and CEO of Siemens AG, and Qian Zhimin, Chairman of SPIC, signed the MoU in Berlin in the presence of German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during his official visit to Germany.Siemens will support SPIC in conducting research and development and provide training and technical consultation. This is in support of China’s goal to independently develop and build a heavy-duty GT. Senseye, a provider of predictive maintenance analytics, has a partnership with Siemens to make Senseye’s condition monitoring and prognostic software available to manufacturers through the Siemens MindSphere Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) operating system.
MindSphere is an open cloud environment for collecting and processing data produced by industrial machinery. Senseye receives and analyzes data from machines connected to MindSphere, enabling manufacturers to understand the health of their industrial assets and schedule maintenance activities more accurately, without any additional sensor or application investment, specialist staff or training. Siemens has received an order for three SGT5-4000F GTs from United Arab Emirates (UAE). The turbines will be used in Unit H Phase 4 of the Al Aweer power plant complex near Dubai. DEWA has awarded the EPC contract to Siemens. With a capacity of about 815 MW, the turbines will increase the total output of the power plant complex to more than 2.8 GW.
The commercial commissioning of the three GT trains is scheduled for spring 2020. Siemens’ scope of supply encompasses three SGT5-4000F GTs, three SGen5-1200A generators and the control system SPPA-T3000, as well as assembly and commissioning on site. As a peak load power plant, it will operate primarily in the summer months.Siemens and STEAG GuD Herne signed an agreement on the turnkey constructionof a CCPP with district heat extraction. They also entered into a long term service agreement. The Herne 6 plant will have an electrical capacity of more than 600 MW. Steam will also be extracted, and the thermal energy will be used for the district heating grid of Germany’s Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region. The fuel efficiency of the natural gas used thus climbs to more than 85%.
In its role as general contractor, Siemens will build the plant on the site of an existing power plant owned by STEAG. Key components will be manufactured in Germany: the ST and generator in Mülheim and the H-class GT at the GT factory in Berlin. Starting in the spring of 2022, the new gas-fired CHP plant is expected to generate electricity and supply the Rhine-Ruhr region with district heat