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The waste-to-energy plant in Plymouth is expected to use 245,000 metric tonnes of household, business, and industrial waste to generate electricity and heat by means of combined heat and power generation to ensure a reliable heat supply for Plymouth’s Naval Base. Construction of the power plant, with an installed electrical capacity of 25 MW and a maximum process steam extraction of up to 30 tonnes per hour, is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2012, with commissioning scheduled for 2014. Siemens is responsible for the delivery, installation, and commissioning of the SST-400 steam turbine, including gearboxes and oil system as well as the electrical generator and auxiliary systems. The steam generator installed in the plant produces steam that drives the turbine to ultimately produce electricity.
The plant is being built adjacent to the Naval Base in Plymouth in south west England. It will provide the base with a reliable and economical heat supply. Additionally, most of the electrical energy produced will be used at the Naval Base. The British Defense Ministry’s Devonport Naval Base, located on the west side of the city, is the biggest naval port in Western Europe and also Plymouth’s biggest employer.
“The SST-400 is one of our most versatile industrial steam turbines,” said Markus Tacke, CEO of the Industrial Power Business Unit within Siemens Energy. “With an installed capacity of up to 25 MW, the flexible steam turbine has proven itself to be a cost-effective and environmentally friendly solution in a wide variety of applications.”
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About Siemens in the UK
Siemens was established in the United Kingdom 169 years ago and now employs 12,972 people in the UK. Last year’s revenues were £4.4 billion*. As a leading global engineering and technology services company, Siemens provides innovative solutions to help tackle the world’s major challenges, across the key sectors of energy, industry, infrastructure & cities and healthcare. Siemens has offices and factories throughout the UK, with its headquarters in Frimley, Surrey. The company’s global headquarters is in Munich, Germany. For more information, visit www.siemens.co.uk