Siemens can help with Tai­wan power short­age

The China Post - - TAIWAN BUSINESS -

Siemens ( ) and Egypt and have signed con­tracts worth 8 bil­lion eu­ros for high-ef­fi­ciency nat­u­ral gas-fired power plants and wind power in­stal­la­tions and sim­i­lar tech­niques can be a so­lu­tion for Tai­wan’s fu­ture power short­ages, said Si­mens Taipei in a press re­lease yesterday.

The or­ders ex­pand­ing on the mem­o­ran­dums of un­der­stand­ing an­nounced at the Egypt Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment Con­fer­ence (EEDC) held in Sharm el-Sheik in March 2015 will largely boost Egypt’s power gen­er­a­tion ca­pac­ity com­pared to the cur­rently in­stalled base. The projects will add an ad­di­tional 16.4 gi­gawatts (GW) to Egypt’s na­tional grid, the com­pany said.

“With these un­prece­dented con­tracts, Siemens and its part­ners are sup­port­ing Egypt’s eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment by us­ing highly ef­fi­cient nat­u­ral gas and re­new­able tech­nolo­gies to cre­ate an af­ford­able, re­li­able and sus­tain­able energy mix for the coun­try’s fu­ture,” said Joe Kaeser, pres­i­dent and CEO of Siemens AG.

Siemens will sup­ply on a turnkey ba­sis three nat­u­ral gas-fired com­bined cy­cle power plants, each with a ca­pac­ity of 4.8GW, for a to­tal com­bined ca­pac­ity of 14.4GW. Each of the three power plants will be pow­ered by eight Siemens H-Class gas tur­bines, se­lected for their high out­put and record-break­ing ef­fi­ciency. The plants will add power to the grid in stages. Once com­pleted, the three power plants will be the largest in the world, the com­pany stated.

So­lu­tions for Tai­wan Power


Tai­wan is also fac­ing elec­tric­ity short­ages, es­pe­cially dur­ing peak sea­sons of power us­age. Tai­wan’s tra­di­tional coal-fired power plants are ag­ing and emit high lev­els of car­bon emis­sions. Re­spond­ing to a global trend of gen­er­at­ing power on a low-car­bon ba­sis and con­sid­er­ing the full speed de­vel­op­ment of the na­tional econ­omy highly re­ly­ing on suf­fi­cient power sup­ply, Tai­wan shall con­sider us­ing nat­u­ral gas in­stead of coal for power gen­er­a­tion to pave the way for its sus­tain­able energy sys­tem, the com­pany stated.

Siemens Tai­wan Pres­i­dent and CEO Erdal Elver said, “Siemens H-class com­bined cy­cle gas tur­bine or­dered by Egypt has achieved a proven and ver­i­fied world-record ef­fi­ciency of 60.75 per­cent. The high ef­fi­ciency has made it widely adopted by many prom­i­nent power plants in USA, Ja­pan, Korea, Malaysia and Tur­key. This com­bined­cy­cle op­er­a­tion fea­tures CO2 emis­sions up to 75 per­cent less than tra­di­tional coal-fired plants, thereby pro­vid­ing en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly power gen­er­a­tion.” Siemens will also de­liver up to 12 wind farms in the Gulf of Suez and West Nile ar­eas, com­pris­ing around 600 wind tur­bines and an in­stalled ca­pac­ity of 2GW, the com­pany said.

Cour­tesy of Siemens

Siemens power plant com­po­nents are seen in this un­dated file photo. Siemens has signed an 8-bil­lion-euro con­tract with Egypt for nat­u­ral gas power plants.

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