Siemens Energy has signed a contract with the Russian oil and gas company Rosneft for the delivery of three 45 MW SGT-800 gas turbines.

The industrial gas turbine generator sets will be used in a power plant fuelled with normally flared petroleum gas produced as a by-product at the Priobskoye oil deposit in Siberia. The power plant is intended to be the main power source for all Rosneft facilities associated with the Priobskoye oil field.

Rosneft intends to construct the Priobskoye power plant in three stages. Siemens will supply three SGT-800 gas turbine generators for the first stage, which is due to be commissioned in December 2008 with a capacity of 135 MW. The second and third phases of the project are planned to be operational in December 2009 and April 2010, respectively.

The value of the order is more than €40 million.