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Siemens has received the first order for its SGT-A45 mobile unit from Bayat Power, a company of the Bayat Group. A few months from now, a complete gas-fired power plant, centered around the SGT-A45 trailer-mounted unit, will begin to provide electricity for the Jowzjan Province in northern Afghanistan. The mobile solution utilizes an aeroderivative gas turbine, which can provide capacity of up to 41 Megawatts (MW) of power at 50 Hertz (Hz). The SGT-A45 mobile unit is fully tested and pre-commissioned in the factory, and its trailer-mounted design minimizes the amount of construction work required on site. As a result, the plant can begin producing electricity in only a few months and will be capable of supplying power for approximately 200,000 homes. As the first new gas-fired power plant project in Afghanistan since the 1970s, Bayat Power Phase 1 will supply clean and reliable electricity, a first step to energy independence for the country.
Afghanistan currently imports the vast majority of its power demand from abroad. The Bayat Power Phase 1 project will enable the country to reduce its dependency on imports and make use of its local natural gas reserves. At the same time, local power production is a key requirement for economic growth, social development, and improved security.
The SGT-A45 mobile unit was designed for the growing market of rapid power generation. It features best-in-class power density, economic efficiency, and flexible deployment capabilities. The SGT-A45 mobile unit is thus an especially good choice for customers with urgent power needs or in regions with a poorly developed infrastructure. The heart of the product is based on Siemens SGT-A65 components (formerly called the Industrial Trent 60 gas turbine), which utilizes Rolls-Royce Aero Engine technology. Each SGT-A45 mobile unit is fully tested and pre-commissioned in the factory, allowing for installation on site in less than two weeks, and minimizing the amount of construction work required on site.