Siemens to supply gas turbine packages for Cleveland County generating plant
The purchaser of the equipment is Birmingham-based Southern Power, a subsidiary of the Southern Company, which provides power to the southeast US. The plant will be able to generate approximately 720MW at the summer peak and is scheduled to come on line in early 2012. The Siemens scope of supply for the Cleveland County plant encompasses four SGT6-PAC-5000F gas turbine packages, including service contracts. Each package consists of a SGT6-5000F gas turbine, air-cooled generator, auxiliaries, the innovative SPPA-T3000 control system and an option for the exhaust stack. The fast-start capability of the SGT6-5000F gas turbine is expected to allow Southern Power to deliver power to the grid quickly, while also helping to keep per start emissions low. Randy Zwirn, president and CEO of Siemens Energy, said: "To enhance the value and environmental compatibility of new power generation assets, the US market requires power plants to provide a much higher level of operating flexibility, including low start-up emissions and fast start-up capabilities."