Siemens announces turbine orders

The Siemens Power Generation Group has announced recent gas turbine orders totaling more than (US)$300 million from customers in Siberia, Slovakia and Austria.

In Siberia, Siemens will team up with Russian partners LMZ and Interautomatika to help supply a new cogeneration district heating plant in Omsk. The facility will consist of two 450-MW blocks, each powered by two Siemens 150-MW class V94.2 gas turbines that will be manufactured by Interturbo, a Siemens and LMZ joint venture that will also supply the electrical and instrumentation and control equipment. The order, which covers only the first block, exceeds (US)$140 million.

Siemens will also supply a V94.2 gas turbine to the 215-MW Bratislava II cogeneration district heating plant it will build for ZSE, the electric utility serving west Slovakia. As turnkey contractor, Siemens will also supply a steam turbine, heat-recovery steam generation plus electrical and instrumentation and control equipment. The order is valued at (US)$115 million and the plant commissioning is set for late 1997.

In Austria, Energieversorgung Nieder osterreich AG (EVN), a regional utility, contracted with Siemens for a 240-MW class V94.3A gas turbine-generator for EVN`s Theiss power plant near Krems, where it will be combined with an existing steam turbine to generate 455 MW of electricity. The order is valued at more than (US)$50 million and the plant is scheduled to begin commercial operation in 1999.