Siemens to build combined cycle power plants in India
Siemens has been awarded contracts for the turnkey construction of two combined cycle power plants including long-term service agreements in India – UNOSUGEN and DGEN by Torrent Power Ltd and Torrent Energy Ltd. respectively of Torrent Group based in Ahmedabad, India.
Siemens will erect the DGEN power plant in the Dahej on the southwest coast of the state of Gujarat. The DGEN power plant will comprise three combined cycle units and have a total installed capacity of 1,200 megawatts (MW). The UNOSUGEN combined cycle plant, which will have an installed capacity of approximately 400 MW, will be built in the vicinity of the city of Surat also in the state of Gujarat. In addition to turnkey construction, Siemens Energy will also supply the main components for the two plants – four SGT5-4000F gas turbines, four SST5-5000 steam turbines, four hydrogen cooled generators, and the entire electrical systems as well as the SPPA-T3000 instrumentation & control system.
“With the rapid growth plans that India had set for itself in the coming years the demand in power will increase manifold. With our technology, we are helping to ensure that this expansion is environmentally compatible,” says Wolfgang Dehen, CEO of the Siemens Energy Sector. “For Torrent, Siemens has already built the power plants Paguthan with a capacity of 655 MW and SUGEN rated at 1,150 MW.”
“The UNOSUGEN and DGEN power projects are Torrent contribution in meeting the growing demand for electricity in the country and particularly Gujarat,” said Sudhir Mehta, Chairman Torrent Group. “We have shared a long standing association with Siemens spanning more than a decade and we are once again glad to have them as our partners in the implementation of these projects.” Torrent Power, the power utility of the Torrent Group, is one of the largest private players in the country having integrated operations in the power sector. It generates 1647.5 MW power to nearly 3 million customers.
Highly efficient combined-cycle power plants like the ones Siemens has sold to Torrent are part of Siemens’ Environmental Portfolio. In fiscal 2009, revenue from the Portfolio totaled approximately EUR23 billion, making Siemens the world’s largest supplier of environmentally friendly technologies. In the same period, the company’s products and solutions enabled customers to reduce their CO2 emissions by 210 million tons. This amount equals the combined annual CO2 emissions of New York, Tokyo, London and Berlin.
Source: siemens, July 05, 2010;