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Siemens to build 446 MW combined cycle plant in France

Siemens is to build a 446 MW combined cycle power plant in Landivisiau, western France.

The $497m plant was ordered by Compagnie Electrique de Bretagne, a company now fully-owned by French gas and energy provider Total Direct Énergie (TDE), a subsidiary of Total S.A.

The project’s scope of supply includes the turnkey construction, a SGT5-4000F gas turbine, a SST5-3000 steam turbine, a SGen5-2000H generator, the heat-recovery steam generator, and the SPPA-T3000 control system. Siemens will also operate and maintain the plant for 20 years, including the provision of remote diagnostic services, which are part of its Omnivise Digital Service portfolio.

Siemens Financial Services (SFS) held an equity stake in the project during the development phase and no that the agreement has gone into force, it has sold its holding to TDE as planned, because the latter wants to expand its share of the power generation market in France.

Commissioning of the plant is scheduled for the second half of 2021.

“Thanks to its flexibility, our new power plant in Landivisiau will be ideal for balancing out the fluctuating infeed from wind and solar plants,” said Total Direct Énergie chief executive Xavier Caïtucoli.

“It will therefore make a crucial contribution to supply security in the region. The efficient gas turbine technology from Siemens and their participation during the project development phase were important factors in successfully implementing this project.”

Karim Amin, chief executive of power generation at Siemens Gas and Power, said: “With Landivisiau, we are developing and building a modern combined cycle power plant that will play a major role in supporting the security of electricity supply in France, utilizing Siemens’ efficient and environmentally-friendly technology. Our advanced power plant technology and our first-rate operation and maintenance services will ensure that the plant continues to operate economically and reliably for a long time to come.”
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