Two power islands with H-class gas turbines for Patriot power plant in Pennsylvania
- Installed electrical generating capacity of 829 MW
- Order volume, including long-term maintenance amounts to USD 400 million
- Total of 27 H-class gas turbines sold worldwide
Siemens Energy has received an order to supply two integrated power islands fitted with H-class gas turbines for the Patriot combined-cycle power plant (CCPP) in Pennsylvania. It will have a generating capacity of 829 megawatts (MW) in combined-cycle duty. This is the second project awarded by Panda Power Funds in Pennsylvania following the Liberty order announced in August of 2013. The complete power plant is to be erected by Gemma-Lane Patriot Partners, a leading Engineering, Procurement, and Construction contractor in the U.S.A. The order volume for Siemens, including a long-term maintenance and service contract, is approximately USD 400 million. Commissioning of the plant is scheduled for 2016. This order marks the 27th H-class gas turbines sold by Siemens worldwide.
Patriot CCPP, which will fire local shale gas, is to be erected in Clinton Township in Lycoming County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Like its sister plant Liberty CCPP, Patriot will also be comprised of two power islands, both designed as single-shaft configurations, meaning that the gas turbine and steam turbine are arranged on one shaft and drive the same generator. Single-shaft units offer economic advantages thanks to their low investment costs, excellent efficiency and a high degree of flexibility during operation. Patriot and Liberty power stations will be able to supply up to two million homes with clean power.
Siemens will supply two integrated power islands for the plant, each consisting of one SGT6-8000H gas turbine, one SST6-5000 steam turbine, one hydrogen-cooled SGen6-2000H generator, and one heat recovery steam generator, along with the complete electrical system and SPPA-T3000 instrumentation and control system. In addition, Siemens will provide maintenance and service for the main components associated with the gas turbine under a long term service program. Parts, inspections, and scheduled service/maintenance, along with Siemens’ Power Diagnostics™ remote monitoring and diagnostics, are included in the comprehensive service agreement.
“When they are completed, the Patriot and Liberty power plants will be two of the most technologically advanced modern power plants on the East Coast,” said Martin Tartibi, Head of the Business Unit Gas Turbine Power Plant Solutions Americas at Siemens Energy’s Power Generation Division. “Our H-class gas turbines mean that Pennsylvanians will have a cost-efficient, environmentally friendly electric power supply for many years to come.”
“This is the fifth time in 17 months that Panda has chosen to use Siemens’ advanced technology for our power projects,” said Todd Carter, senior partner and president of Panda Power Funds. “We continue to be impressed with their market solutions, technological capabilities and service.”
The gas turbines and generators will be fabricated at Siemens manufacturing plant in Charlotte, North Carolina. As with other recently closed Panda projects, the US affiliate of Siemens Financial Services (SFS) is funding a loan of USD 75 million for the Patriot power plant project. SFS’s involvement demonstrates confidence in both Panda Power Funds and the Siemens technology utilized for the project.
Highly efficient combined-cycle power plants and the associated service are part of Siemens’ Environmental Portfolio. Around 43 percent of its total revenue stems from green products and solutions. That makes Siemens one of the world’s leading providers of eco-friendly technology.
For further information on the SGT6-8000H gas turbine, please see www.siemens.com/energy/SGT6-8000H
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