25 March 2010 – Siemens is to contribute to the 2014 Winter Olympics in the Russian city of Sochi by implementing several energy projects worth a total of more than €125 million (US$167 million).
Siemens Energy has supplied gas and steam turbines to the local utility, Sochinskaya TES, which will ensure power and heat supply for athletes and visitors at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
The company supplied two SGT-700 gas turbines, each rated at 29 MW, and a 25 MW steam turbine with generator. It also supplied switchgear for the high- and medium-voltage levels.
The Siemens turbine-generators, with an efficiency level above 50%, will double the electricity generating capacity of the Sochinskaya cogeneration plant to approximately 160 MW. The plant’s heating capacity will increase to 210 GJ.
Commissioning is scheduled for mid-2010.