The total order for Siemens includes the delivery and commissioning of the power block, with a single-shaft configuration. The power block's core will consist of an SGT5-8000H gas turbine, an SST5-5000 steam turbine, a water-cooled SGen5-3000W generator manufactured in Germany as well as the SPPA-T3000 control system.
"We are pleased that this strategic success enables us to achieve a breakthrough in Hong Kong's challenging energy market," said Lothar Herrmann, CEO of Siemens Greater China. "With our high-efficiency power plant technology and our broad experience in constructing large-scale plants , we will make contribution to a sustainable energy future in Hong Kong joining hands with our our customer. As one of CAPCO's reliable partners, we will work closely with the customer in all project phases including commissioning to support our customer's ambitious objectives."
Currently, Hong Kong has a total installed capacity of about 12.6 gigawatts and uses primarily fossil fuels to generate electricity. Hong Kong's government set an objective to increase local gas generation to around 50 percent of the total fuel mix for electricity generation by 2020, while decreasing emissions and pollutant output from power generation sector. With its high efficiency, the Siemens H-class gas turbine offers the technological foundation to supply Hong Kong with energy in an efficient, resource-saving manner.
Combined cycle power plants that have an SGT-8000H installed achieve a high efficiency level above 60 percent and are characterized by short startup times and rapid load changes. The unit to be installed in Hong Kong represents the 80th H-class gas turbine that Siemens has sold worldwide; it has proven itself in daily power plant operations by amassing more than 300,000 operating hours. The SGT-8000H fleet has a reliability of more than 99 percent.
More Information about the SGT5-8000H gas turbine is available at www.siemens.com/energy/sgt5-8000h