After a two-year construction period, Siemens has handed over the new Timelkam combined cycle power and district heating plant in Austria to Energie AG Oberösterreich and the Swiss Groupe E. The plant, with an installed capacity of 408 MW, will have an annual generating capacity of 2400 GWh. The plant’s maximum district heating capacity will be 100 MW.

With its advanced turbine technology, the plant will attain an efficiency of approximately 59% while at the same time producing low pollutant emissions, says Siemens.

The power plant is an SCC5-4000F1S single-shaft unit of the proven Siemens design, in which the main components – SGT5-4000F gas turbine, SST5-5000 steam turbine and generator – are arranged on a single line of shafting. The Timelkam power plant will be able to supply essential peak-load power.