Siemens has been awarded an order for the turnkey supply of the Panda Temple II power plant in Temple, Texas. Following the Temple I and Sherman Power Projects, this is the third order awarded to Siemens by the private equity firm Panda Power Funds within less than a year.
Siemens will supply the natural-gas-fired combined-cycle power plant in consortium with its partner, Bechtel. The plant, with a gross installed electrical capacity of 758 megawatts, will be among the cleanest fossil-fueled power stations in the U.S.A. Once completed by the end of 2015, it will be able to supply the power needs of approximately 750,000 homes in the Central Texas area. The order volume including a long-term service agreement is approximately USD300 million.
Siemens will deliver the engineered power island, including two gas turbines, one steam turbine, three generators, the instrumentation and control system and two heat recovery steam generators. Bechtel will be responsible for the engineering and procurement for the balance of the plant, and the installation, construction and commissioning of the facility.
The power station will be a Siemens Flex-Plant™ 30, which offers particularly high efficiency and operational flexibility. Power generation can commence within ten minutes of startup, and full base-load power production in less than one hour. Siemens´ highly efficient and environmentally sound technology will reduce emissions, allow rapid response to changing market conditions, and enable added investment in intermittent renewable and zero-carbon resources.
The gas turbines, steam turbine and generators will be manufactured in the Siemens factory in Charlotte, North Carolina.