Irish power utility ESB has awarded Siemens a contract to carry out refurbishment of the Dublin based Poolbeg combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant.
 
Siemens designed and built the Poolbeg plant in the 1990s and since then has supported ESB with its maintenance. Under this new contract, Siemens will refurbish the plant so that it can continue to provide Ireland with an efficient, flexible and secure source of electricity supply.
 
The refurbishment project will involve a strip down and rebuild of the two gas turbines and the associated steam turbine, and the introduction of emission-reducing technology to a second gas turbine. One of the gas turbines has already been fitted with low NOx emission-reducing technology.
 
The generators will also undergo refurbishment. This work will improve the output and efficiency of the Poolbeg plant and further enhance its environmental performance.
 
Siemens Service Team will begin its work on the Poolbeg site, situated on the south bank of Dublin Port in 2011. The project represents over 86 000 hours of work and will be delivered by specialists from the Siemens’ global field service network and local Irish staff.
 
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