Siemens awarded power plant order from Singapore

Siemens has received an order from Hyflux subsidiary Hydrochem (S) Pte Ltd to supply the power block and other main components for the new combined-cycle power plant (CCPP) in Singapore. As part of the largest seawater desalination Tuaspring in Singapore, the plant will deliver around 411MW of environmentally friendly electricity. Tuaspring is scheduled to go online in 2014.

The natural gas-fired Tuaspring CCPP in northwestern Singapore will be built in a single-shaft configuration and integrated into the seawater desalination plant for providing drinking water to Singapore. The CCPP plant will provide the desalination plant with power and will draw cooling water from the seawater supply to the desalination plant, optimising the balance of energy for the overall plant. Siemens’ scope of supply will include a Model SGT5-4000F gas turbine, the heat recovery steam generator, one SST5-3000 steam turbine, an SGen5-2000H-series hydrogen-cooled generator and the SPPA-T3000 instrumentation and control system as well as the associated auxiliary and ancillary systems. What’s more, Siemens has concluded a long-term service agreement with the client covering the major components, and will also supply the plant’s electrical switchgear and transformers.

“We view this first order from Hyflux to be a demonstration of their trust in our know-how and technology. Siemens places the greatest value on tried-and-tested and highly reliable technology, and this will be a decisive factor on the electricity market in Singapore. With an efficiency of approximately 59% the Tuaspring plant will contribute significantly towards securing Singapore an efficient and thus economical as well as clean power supply”, said Lothar Balling, Head of Gas Turbine Power Plant Solutions at Siemens’ Fossil Power Generation Division, in a press statement.

“We are delighted to award this contract to such an experienced and reputable company as Siemens”, notes Olivia Lum, Group CEO and President of Hyflux.

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