Siemens leads Rizhao coal plant consortium

Siemens recently announced that it will lead an international consortium in the construction, operation and transfer of a (US)$600 million, 700-MW coal-fired plant in Rizhao, Shandong Province, China. Siemens is also the turnkey supplier for the 250-MW, coal-fired Yangshupu power plant in Shanghai.

At Rizhao, Siemens will supply and install the plant`s steam turbines, generators, boilers and electrical and control equipment. The facility will be constructed in two 350-MW blocks, with the first to enter commercial operation by the end of 1998 and the second early in 1999. United Development Inc. and Foster Wheeler Energia S.A. are also consortium members.

At Yangshupu, Siemens will supply and install two 125-MW steam turbines, control technology and switching equipment. The order is valued at approximately (US)$24 million. The plant is scheduled for completion in 1998.