A 758 MW combined-cycle power plant is to be supplied by Siemens for US firm Panda Temple Power in Texas.

Siemens won the $300m turnkey contract with its partner, Bechtel, and claims it will be “among the cleanest fossil-fueled plants in the US”.

The natural gas fired plant will be located at the Synergy Industrial Park in the city of Temple. Siemens will deliver the power island equipment, including two SGT6-5000F gas turbines, one SST6-5000 steam turbine, two SGen6-1000A generators, one SGen6-2000H generator, and the SPPA-T3000 instrumentation and control system.

Bechtel will be responsible for the engineering and procurement for the balance of the plant, and the installation, construction and commissioning of the facility.

NEM USA will supply two Benson heat recovery steam generators. NEM said that the “high efficiency and operational flexibility” of its generators will mean that the plant will be able to commence power generation within ten minutes of startup.