Located at the onshore gas-receiving station of the Nord Stream Baltic Sea pipeline, the unit is designed to produce about 47MW of process heat, 39MW of electricity, as well as generate up to 200,000MWh of electricity annually.

The unit marks the first commercial application of a new, high-efficiency Siemens SGT-750 gas turbine, while the turbine’s waste heat is scheduled to be used to reheat gas that cools during transmission across the Baltic Sea, for onward transport on land.

Due to power and heat cogeneration, the unit is 90% fuel-efficient, and emits 40,000 metric tons fewer CO2 compared to the amount emitted when power and heat were separately generated.

Wingas managing director Dr. Ludwig Mohring said the Lubmin CHP unit reduce the load on energy supply networks through generation of power and heat right where the are needed.

”In addition, the unit’s unique operational flexibility is another example of how natural gas and natural-gas technology are helping to transform Germany’s energy system,” Möhring added.

E.ON Deutschland CEO Dr. Ingo Luge said, ”The Lubmin CHP unit is not only a highly efficient example of distributed power generation. It also makes the transport of climate-friendly natural gas more efficient.”

Siemens Energy Sector Gas Turbine and Generators business unit CEO Thierry Toupin said, ”The Siemens SGT-750 gas turbine deployed in Lubmin is extremely fuel-efficient and thus both economical to operate and environmentally friendly.”