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Siemens will supply the power island for Panda Power Funds’ 1124 MW Hummel Station combined cycle power plant near Shamokin Dam in Snyder County in Pennsylvania, USA. After becoming operational in early 2018, the facility is likely to supply power for more than one million households in the Mid-Atlantic region, including Philadelphia and New York City.
The Marcellus gas-fueled combined cycle power project will occupy 18 acres at the site of the recently retired Sunbury coal-fired power plant. Siemens will deliver the power island consisting of three SGT6-5000F gas turbines, one SST6-5000 steam turbine, three SGen6-1000A air-cooled generators as part of the gas turbine package, one hydrogen cooled SGen6-2000H generator as part of the steam turbine package, three NEM DrumPlus HRSGs and the SPPA-T3000 control system for Panda Power Funds.
Hummel Station is said to be the seventh project in the U.S., and the third project in Pennsylvania, awarded by Panda Power Funds to Siemens. Siemens Financial Services (SFS) is further supporting the project with a $125 million equity investment. To date, SFS has made a total commitment of more than $400 million for Panda Power Funds’ energy-efficient power plants in the U.S., according to Siemens. Once completed, these seven power generation projects are likely to generate 5.8 GW, enough to power approximately 5 million homes in the US.
Martin Tartibi, senior executive vice president of Energy Solutions Americas at Siemens Power and Gas Division said, “As America continues to turn to cleaner-burning, low-cost natural gas, we are pleased to deliver world-class power generation equipment to provide reliable and efficient energy to major power markets in the U.S.”