Siemens wins contract to modernise UK CCGT plant

Siemens has won a contract to provide a new combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) for a UK power station. Centrica was recently granted development consent for the King’s Lynn project […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Siemens has won a contract to provide a new combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) for a UK power station.

Centrica was recently granted development consent for the King’s Lynn project by the government.

The plant will deliver a total capacity of 380MW, enough to provide electricity for around 380,000 households.

Siemens built the existing plant in 1997 but it was put into long term preservation in March 2012 when the site became uneconomic to run.

It has now signed a 12-year contract with Centrica, which includes the installation and servicing of a gas turbine, the servicing of a generator and steam turbine as well as the modernisation of the existing control systems.

Centrica will refurbish the heat recovery system generator.

The power station is expected to achieve a thermal efficiency of around 85%, which is said to be “considerably higher” than conventional coal or gas-fired plants.

Olaf Kreyenberg, Head of PG Sales Europe at Siemens said: “Siemens is able to offer Centrica highly efficient power plant equipment and services for the company’s specific requirements in a competitive market environment. The new Siemens F-class gas turbine will further increase the efficiency of the King’s Lynn plant.”