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Siemens selected as technology partner for Lordstown Energy Center

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Siemens has announced the company was chosen from Clean Energy Future as the turnkey supplier for Lordstown Energy Center – a new 940 MW natural gas-fired combined cycle power plant (CCPP) to be built in Lordstown, Ohio, US.

Siemens will deliver a complete power plant solution for the facility, which will feature the H-class technology designed for fast, flexible operation to support renewable integration. The scope of supply includes two gas turbines, one steam turbine and three generators. Expected for operation in summer 2018, the facility will be capable of supplying power for approximately 800 000 households. In addition, Siemens has signed a long-term service agreement to help ensure the reliability, availability and operational performance of the units. The service will include Siemens advanced remote monitoring and diagnostics, part of the Siemens Digital Services portfolio. Siemens Financial Services co-funded the development loan and will provide a pivotal 27% equity investment alongside Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets to help realise the project. The total order volume for the project including service is more than US$800 million.

Siemens will provide the turnkey solution for the project including two SGT6-8000H gas turbines, one SST6-5000 steam turbine, two air-cooled SGen6-1200A generators, one hydrogen-cooled SGen6-2000H steam generator, two NEM heat recovery steam generators as well as the electrical equipment and the instrumentation control system SPPA-T3000. The gas turbines and steam turbine will be manufactured at Siemens’ Charlotte Energy Hub. The plant design includes Siemens industry leading Flex-Plant combined cycle features.

“As we look at the future of power generation in the United States, projects like the Lordstown Energy Center provide an example of how communities can harness cleaner-burning and affordable natural gas to provide efficient and reliable power,” said John Gibson, Head of Sales North America at Siemens Power and Gas Division. “We are pleased to be the technology partner for Clean Energy Future, providing a turnkey solution of world-class power equipment, including gas and steam turbines and generators manufactured by Siemens workers at our U.S.-based energy hub in North Carolina. This equipment will be serviced with pride by Siemens for many years to come.”

“Lordstown Energy Center is a very high quality energy infrastructure project with which we are proud to be associated,” said Chris Leslie, Chief Executive Officer of Macquarie Infrastructure Partners III. “LEC is expected to utilize the latest in high efficiency gas turbine power generation technology – technology that is both cost effective and more environmentally friendly than the aging coal-fired capacity that it will replace.”

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