Siemens finishes combined cycle power plant in the Netherlands ahead of schedule

After a construction period of only 30 months the power plant with a capacity of about 870 MW was handed over to the customer on October 21, 2011, 20 days ahead of schedule

Erlangen, Germany, November 17, 2011 — Siemens Energy officially handed over the Enecogen combined cycle power plant in the Netherlands to the joint venture of the Dutch utility Eneco and the Danish company Dong Energy.

After a construction period of only 30 months the power plant with a capacity of about 870 MW was handed over to the customer on October 21, 2011, 20 days ahead of schedule. With a high efficiency, maximized flexibility and low nitrogen oxide emissions, the plant will supply ecofriendly electricity to more than 1.4 million households.

The Enecogen gas-firedcombined cycle power plant is located in the industrial zone in the port of Rotterdam. It consists of two single-shaft units and attains an efficiency above 59.5 percent. It thus also produces low carbon emissions. The plant's units are designed for 290 starts per year and reach full load after about 50 minutes.

In tandem with carbon-free wind turbines, whose feed-in fluctuates with wind availability, the plant can quickly compensate the required capacity.

Enecogen consists of two single-shaft units with the main components arranged on a single line of shafting. Siemens erected the plant as a turnkey project and supplied two SGT5-4000F gas turbines, two SST5-5000 steam turbines, two hydrogen-cooled generators and the entire electrical and SPPA-T3000 I&C equipment. The company also signed a long-term service agreement for these components.

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