Siemens Energy has received an order from EnBW Kraftwerke AG to perform a major inspection and overhaul on four steam turbines (each comprising a high-, intermediate and low-pressure cylinder) at the Heilbronn CHP plant and the Walheim power station in Germany. The work is scheduled to be performed in the period from June 2010 to mid-2011.
Siemens has the know-how to bring older-design turbines in line with the latest state of the art. The steam turbines are AEG machines and on average over 40 years old. The major inspection and overhaul work will extend the service life of these components for low-cost power generation for at least another 10 years.
Steam turbines 5 and 6 at the Heilbronn plant will be fully overhauled and repaired to the latest standard.