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Siemens hits operating hours milestone for H-class gas turbines

Siemens’ fleet of H-class gas turbines has achieved more than 200,000 operating hours.

Siemens has to date sold a total of 76 H-class gas turbines worldwide, which the company claims “makes it the most successful gas turbine in this efficiency category on today’s world market”.Siemens H-class gas turbines hit milestone

Since introducing the turbine onto the market in 2010, Siemens has sold 39 in the 50-Hz market, with the largest single order coming from Egypt, where 24 are being installed in the Beni Suef, Burullus, and New Capital power plants.

Siemens has also sold 37 turbines in the 60-Hz market, with the most recent order coming in January from Mexico for the CFE Empalme II combined-cycle plant.

The SGT-8000H turbines are manufactured in Berlin, Germany, and Charlotte in the US.

The first SGT5-8000H gas turbine entered commercial operation in 2011 in Irsching near Ingolstadt, Germany, with the next SGT6-8000H units for the 60-Hz market following in 2013 at the Cape Canaveral power plant in Florida à‚ and the Dangjin 3 plant in South Korea.

“The SGT-8000H achieves a very high degree of efficiency and is marked by short start-up times and fast load-changing capabilities,” said Theo Maas, head of large gas turbines and generators in the Siemens Power and Gas Division.