Siemens to build combined cycle power plant in the Netherlands
Siemens Power Generation (PG) has been awarded a turnkey contract to build a combined cycle power plant in the Netherlands. Purchaser for the Sloecentrale in Vlissingen-Oost is a joint venture of the Dutch DELTA Energy and Électricité de France International (EDFI), Paris. The joint venture will operate the plant which is scheduled to start operation in the spring of 2009. The total contract including a long-term maintenance agreement is valued at approximately EUR550 million.
After the Rijnmond Enery combined cycle power plant for which Siemens PG delivered the key components in 2003 the Sloecentrale power plant will be the first plant to be built turnkey by Siemens PG since deregulation of the Dutch energy market in 2000. It is to be built as a green field facility in the southwestern part of the Netherlands in the province of Zeeland. With an installed capacity of approximately 870 megawatts (MW) the gas-fired plant will produce power to meet the needs of more than 2 million households.
The Siemens PG scope of supply will encompass two gas turbines, two steam turbines, two generators, and the entire electrical and I&C equipment. The company will also handle plant maintenance for a period of about 15 years.
"With the new high-efficiency combined cycle plant Delta and EdF are sending out a clear signal for sustainable, future-oriented power supply,” said Klaus Voges, President of Siemens Power Generation. “The plant impressively shows how the competing targets of assured supply, operating economy and environmental compatibility can be harmonized.”
The Power Generation Group (PG) of Siemens AG is one of the premier companies in the international power generation sector. In fiscal 2006 (which ended September 30), Siemens PG posted sales amounting to more than EUR10 billion and received new orders totaling EUR12.5 billion. Group profit amounted to EUR782 million. On September 30, 2006, PG had a work force of approximately 36,400 worldwide. Further information at: www.siemens.com/powergeneration.
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