Siemens Energy has received an order from the Russian company OOO RN-Tuapsinskiy, a subsidiary of OAO Rosneft, for the supply of six industrial gas turbine generators to supply electricity and steam to the Tuapse refinery located on the Black Sea. The €90 million order involves the supply of SGT-800 gas turbine-generators, each rated at 47 MW.

The first three gas turbines are scheduled for delivery by late 2010, with the remaining three units to follow by the end of 2012.

Six gas turbines and six generators are needed for the generation of energy to accommodate expansion of the Tuapse refinery’s capacity – Tuapse is an important petroleum port on the Black Sea. OOO RN-Tuapsinskiy is currently undertaking extensive expansion and upgrading projects at the refinery to increase the plant’s capacity from a current 38 million to 88 million barrels.

A critical project requirement for the gas turbines being supplied to the Tuapse refinery is their capability to operate on various fuels. ‘Being able to offer both gas turbines and generators together allows us to uniquely optimize our oil and gas power solutions,’ said Tom Blades, CEO of the Oil & Gas Division at Siemens Energy.

• In June 2009, the Kolomenskoe gas turbine power plant in Moscow, supplied by Siemens with three SGT-800 machines, was able to start commercial operation. The cogeneration power plant supplies the Russian capital with 136 MW of electricity as well as 171 Gcal/hour of district heat. Overall plant efficiency is 83%.