Siemens commissions Diamantina industrial power station in Australia

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Siemens has commissioned its industrial Diamantina Power Station in Australia recently.

The Diamantina power station consists of two combined cycle of 121 MW power blocks that outperform with an additional 50 percent efficiency.

The plant is owned and operated by Diamantina Power Station , a joint venture between APA and AGL Energy and the power station is located in Mount Isa, Queensland.

The 242 megawatts generated from the plant will be sufficient to power the adjacent copper mine Glencore.

Diamantina combined cycle power station Copyright: Diamantina
Diamantina combined cycle power station Copyright: Diamantina

Siemens will supply to two power islands each comprising two SGT-800 gas turbines, two heat-recovery steam generators (HRSG) with diverter dampers and one SST-400 steam turbine connected to the local grid through 132kV electrical switchyard.

Under a Long Term Services Agreement, Siemens will also be responsible for the maintenance and service of SGT-800 Gas Turbines, SST-400 steam turbines, generators and control and auxiliary systems.

In a recent initiative, Siemens, in consortium with Bechtel, has been awarded the order for the turnkey supply for Panda Power Funds’ Stonewall Energy Project in Leesburg, Virginia.

This is the sixth order awarded to Siemens by Panda Power Funds following the power projects Temple I and Temple II (TX), Sherman (TX), Liberty (PA) and Patriot (PA).

The natural-gas-fired Leesburg combined cycle power plant (CCPP) will have an installed capacity of 778 megawatts. Commissioning of the plant is scheduled for 2017.

Siemens provides turnkey power plants solutions for a wide range of different requirements ranging from simple-cycle gas-fired power plants and combined-cycle power plants to power plants. The company has over 1,500 Siemens power plants in commercial operation worldwide.

Sabeena Wahid

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