Siemens ships 1000th gas turbine from Berlin plant

Siemens gas turbine factory, Berlin recently shipped the 1000th gas turbine manufactured at the plant. The SGT5-4000F gas turbine has a capacity of 300MW and weighs 300 metric tons. It is destined for the Umm Al Houl combined cycle power plant in Qatar. Siemens has also signed a 25-year service agreement for the plant’s maintenance and servicing. The power plant is likely to start operation in mid-2018.

The milestone machine, an SGT5-4000F gas turbine, debuted in 1996 and had a capacity at launch of 240 MW. Over the past 20 years, its capacity has risen to 300 MW and Siemens has sold approximately 400 gas turbines of this type in 40 countries.

The gas turbine is one of the six SGT5-4000F turbines for the Umm Al Houl combined cycle power plant. Siemens is supplying 10 SGen5-1200A generators and four SST-4000 steam turbines as additional key components for this plant with a total capacity of 2.5 GW. In addition to electricity, the integrated seawater desalinization plant produces up to 618 million liters of drinking water per day for the people of Qatar.

The total installed capacity of the 1000 gas turbines produced in Berlin amounts to nearly 220 gigawatts (GW). More than 90 percent of the turbines produced in Berlin have been exported.