Siemens contracts for Linkou plant

The Siemens Power Generation Group has secured an order for turnkey construction of a gas turbine power plant from the Taipei-based Taiwan Power Co. Known as Linkou, the twin block plant will have a total capacity of 296 MW. Each block will have a 148 MW capacity and be equipped with V84.3 gas turbines. The oil-fired plant is scheduled to go on line after an 18-month construction period under a (US)$77 million contract.