Donaustadt-3 contract awarded

Wienstrom GmbH, a subsidiary of the municipal holding group Wiener Stadtwerke Holding AG, has awarded Siemens Power Generation Group a turnkey contract for the construction of the Donaustadt-3 cogeneration plant in Vienna, Austria. The contract is valued at DM300m ($162m).

Siemens KWU will construct a natural gas fired combined cycle power plant with a total electrical capacity of 400 MW. The plant will provide around 250 MWth for local district heating. Siemens will supply a model V94.3A gas turbine for the plant which will go into operation in late 2001.