19 April 2010 – Siemens Energy has received an order to supply key components for four 250 MW combined-cycle units at the Ningxia East thermal power plant in China which also provide district heat in the winter months to residents of the city’s Xingqing district.
 
Plant construction is scheduled to commence in August and be completed by 2012.
 
Under the terms of the contract, Shanghai Electric Power Generation Co (SEPG) and Siemens will cooperate to supply the gas turbines for the four 250 MW combined-cycle units operated by Ningxia East Thermal Power Co.
 
In this project Siemens Energy will act as SEPG’s subcontractor and supply key components for the four SGT5-2000E gas turbines.
 
The company has also signed a service agreement, under the terms of which it will provide long-term maintenance to Ningxia East Thermal Power Co.
 
The maintenance agreement aims to ensure long-term operational reliability and provide additional technical and financial benefits to the plant owner, including predictable maintenance costs and extended warranties. Under the terms of this agreement, Siemens will provide spare parts and maintenance services for approximately ten years.
 
The Ningxia East thermal power plant, which is located in the city of Yinchuan, the capital of the Ningxia autonomous region, is jointly owned by Ningxia Hanas Natural Gas Thermal Power Co and Ningxia Master (Group) Investment Co.
 
The total investment is approximately RMB 3.8 billion (US$0.6 billion).