A Siemens-Bechtel consortium has been awarded the engineering, procurement, and construction contract to build a natural gas-fueled, combined-cycle power plant (CCPP) in the US. The natural-gas-fired Panda Temple CCPP will be located at the Synergy Industrial Park in Temple, Texas. The purchaser of this advanced power plant is Panda Temple Power, headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
The order volume including a long-term service agreement is approximately $300 million. The power station will be a Siemens Flex-Plant 30 with a gross installed electrical capacity of 758 MW. ”This will be one of the most efficient natural gas-fueled power plants in the United States and will provide much needed energy to approximately 750,000 homes in Texas,” said Jeff Brightman, president of Bechtel’s fossil power business. The new power station is expected to have carbon monoxide (CO) emissions of less than 10 parts-per-million (ppm), and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions less than 2.0 ppm.
Siemens will provide the power-island package, including the natural gas and steam turbines and waste heat recovery boilers. The company will deliver two SGT6-5000F gas turbines, one SST6-5000 steam turbine, two SGen6-1000A generators, one SGen6-2000H generator, the SPPA-T3000 instrumentation and control system as well as two Benson heavy duct-fired heat recovery steam generators manufactured by NEM. Bechtel will be responsible for the engineering and procurement for the balance of the plant and the installation, construction and commissioning of the facility.
Innovative design features will enable higher power output on hot days, fast starts and fast ramping up and down across a large operating window. “Power generation can commence within 10 minutes of startup, and full base-load power production in less than one hour. This cutting-edge technology will provide clean power in the Texas market. It also will reduce emissions, allow rapid response to changing market conditions, and enable added investment in intermittent renewable and zero-carbon resources,” said Roland Fischer, CEO of the Fossil Power Generation Division at Siemens Energy.
The gas turbines, steam turbine and generators will be manufactured in the Siemens factory in Charlotte, North Carolina, which is the main production facility for Siemens 60 Hz power generation equipment.