Siemens Energy received a first order from Mexico for the supply of its SGT-750 industrial gas turbine, with the purchaser was Energia MK KF, S.A. de C.V., a subsidiary of textile manufacturer Grupo Kaltex.
When commercially operational in October 2013, the 36 megawatt (MW) facility will supply electricity to the textile facilities operated by Grupo Kaltex in Mexico.
The Energia MK KF, S.A. de C.V., combined heat and power plant with a total installed capacity of 36MW would be located in Altamira, in Mexico’s Tamaulipas state.
One-third of the total electrical capacity would be used for the Kaltex facility on site and two-thirds would be fed into the grid for other
Kaltex facilities in Mexico.
The plant will meet approximately 40 per cent of Kaltex’s power needs in Mexico.
Siemens’ scope of supply encompassed supply, installation and commissioning of the SGT-750 gas turbine together with the electrical generator, heat recovery steam generator with supplementary firing system and auxiliary systems.
“This order from Mexico shows that our SGT-750 gas turbine is now also gaining momentum in the 60-Hertz market,” said Markus Tacke, chief executive officer of Siemens Energy’s Industrial Power Business Unit.
According to Siemens, the SGT-750 gas turbine stood out thanks to its customer benefits in particular, its high degree of availability and reliability. With a downtime of only 17 days in 17 years, if generator swap was done on site, this gas turbine had the highest uptime in its class. The modular design SGT-750 provided the ideal customized solution for excellent serviceability. The machine attained an electrical efficiency of 38.7 per cent, which corresponds to a shaft efficiency of 40 per cent.
The SGT-750 represented the latest development in the Siemens gas turbine portfolio. The very first order for the supply of a SGT-750 industrial gas turbine came 2011 from WINGAS GmbH, a joint-venture of the BASF subsidiary Wintershall and the Russian company Gazprom.
The turbine would be deployed in the landfall station of the Nord Stream pipeline in Lubmin, Germany.
Siemens Energy is the world’s leading supplier of a complete spectrum of products, services and solutions for power generation in thermal power plants and using renewables, power transmission in grids and for the extraction, processing and transport of oil and gas.
Thanh Tung (vir.com.vn)