Siemens is partnering with Scottish energy company SSE to build the Keadby 2 gas-fired power station in Lincolnshire, England.
Under the agreement, Siemens will provide the 50Hz version of its SGT-9000HL gas turbine and SSE will invest £350m for construction of the power station. The 840MW will have an efficiency level of 63%.
Additionally, Siemens has signed a 15-year long-term service contract, which is reported to be the first long-term programme (LTP), for an HL-class gas turbine in Europe.
For this project, Siemens will leverage its advanced digital service solutions, including remote monitoring and diagnostics to ensure reliable and optimal performance of the power plant. Siemens power and gas division CEO Willi Meixner said: “Siemens has a long-standing relationship with SSE and we have worked together to develop a competitive and innovative solution to enable our customer to progress with this important project.
“In June 2017, we announced to validate the technologies of our new HL-class for the 60Hz market at Duke Energy’s Lincoln County site in North Carolina in the US.
“Now the cooperation with SSE for the 50Hz version of our HL-class is another milestone in our roadmap to further drive leading performance of gas-fired power generation.”
Construction works on the Keadby 2 project will begin later this year with commercial operations to start by 2022, as coal power plant closures come into effect.
The project is expected to provide flexible large-scale power generation to the UK grid.