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Siemens receives follow-up order for power plant components from India

Order volume over EUR80 million

(PresseBox) (Erlangen, ) Siemens Energy has received an order from its Indian licensee Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL) for the supply of key components for a 1,600-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in India. Delivery of the components is scheduled for late 2011. The order volume amounts to over EUR80 million.

The Siemens scope of supply essentially comprises an SST5-6000 steam turbine, a water-cooled SGen5-3000W generator, an SPPA-T3000 instrumentation & controls system for the turbine-generators, and components for the second turbine-generator.

Only recently BHEL had placed an order with Siemens for two steam turbine-generators for the Barh II coal-fired power plant. "With this second order from India we are together with our Indian partner BHEL further expanding our leading market position for supercritical steam turbine technology," said Roland Fischer, CEO of the Products Fossil Power Generation Business Unit of Siemens Energy.

Coal is India's most important source of energy. Against the backdrop of climate change cost-effective and climate-compatible coal-based power generation is of decisive importance. "High efficiency levels can be attained with our supercritical steam turbines, which operate at parameters of 580 degree C and 250 bar," said Fischer. Each percentage point increase in efficiency in a medium-capacity coal-fired power plant brings annual CO2 savings amounting to approximately 80,000 metric tons. That is comparable with the CO2 emissions from around 20,000 mid-range automobiles, each clocking up 20,000 kilometers a year.

Siemens AG Energy Sector

The Siemens Energy Sector is the world's leading supplier of a complete spectrum of products, services and solutions for the generation, transmission and distribution of power and for the extraction, conversion and transport of oil and gas. In fiscal 2008 (ended September 30), the Energy Sector had revenues of approximately EUR22.6 billion and received new orders totaling approximately EUR33.4 billion and posted a profit of EUR1.4 billion. On September 30, 2008, the Energy Sector had a work force of approximately 83,500.