Purchaser is Kassel-based WINGAS GmbH, a joint venture of the BASF subsidiary Wintershall and the Russian company Gazprom, which operates a 2500km Germany-wide natural gas pipeline network. The 36MW turbine will be deployed in the landfall station of the Nord Stream pipeline in Lubmin.
The Nord Stream pipeline, which in the future will link Europe with the large natural gas reserves in Siberia, will end at Lubmin near Greifswald in Germany. The SGT-750 turbine will be deployed in a cogeneration plant at the landfall station, where the electric power generated will be fed into the grid. The heat from the SGT-750 will reheat the pipeline gas which has lost pressure during its journey from Siberia under the cold ocean, and restore it to the temperature needed for further distribution, compensating for the Joule-Thomson effect which causes cooling of the gas during a pressure drop.
Siemens is responsible for supply, installation and commissioning of the SGT-750 gas turbine together with the generator and auxiliaries, and for the electrical infrastructure for the grid connection.
For more gas fired power news