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Siemens hands over T-Power combined cycle power plant in Belgium

Thu, 09/22/2011 - 10:25am
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Siemens hands over T-Power combined cycle power plant in Belgium

Munich, Germany, 2011-Sep-22

Siemens Energy has handed over the T-Power combined cycle power plant in Belgium to T-Power N.V., in which International Power plc, Siemens Project Ventures GmbH and Tessenderlo Chemie N.V. each hold a 33 percent stake. The plant started commercial operation already on June 15 of this year. T-Power is a Siemens-designed high-efficiency gas-fired combined cycle power plant, which will produce approximately 430 megawatts (MW) at more than 58% efficiency in strict compliance with the latest environmental regulations. Thanks to Siemens' ultra-modern burner technology, nitrogen oxide emissions are far below statutory requirements. The new plant also features high online versatility, short startup times and fast load cycling – properties that are becoming more and more important against the background of increasing shares of fluctuating wind power in the grid. The power plant will supply a part of the power generated for the energy-intensive production processes at the neighboring chemicals plant, with the resting part being fed into the grid. In total, with 430 MW the power plant will be capable of supplying more than 240,000 households in Belgium with ecofriendly electricity

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