Siemens wins US gas-fired power plant order

Siemens has been awarded a contract to deliver technologies for a gas-fired combined cycle power plant in the US. The Keys Energy Centre located in Maryland is expected to have […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Siemens has been awarded a contract to deliver technologies for a gas-fired combined cycle power plant in the US.

The Keys Energy Centre located in Maryland is expected to have a capacity of 735MW.

It will generate enough electricity to power more than 700,000 homes.

Some of the technologies the engineering giant will provide are two gas turbines named SGT6-5000F, one steam turbine and  two air cooled generators.

The plant is scheduled to start operating in spring 2018.

John M. Wilson, Vice President Large Gas Turbine Sales Americas at Siemens Power and Gas division said: “The SGT6-5000F gas turbine offers economical power generation with fast start-up for peak, intermediate, or base-load duty. With more than 10 million hours of fleet operation this gas turbine achieves peak values for reliability of higher than 99% – the highest in its class.”