Siemens, in consortium with Bechtel, will supply a 758 MWe Flex-Plant 30 multi-shaft combined cycle plant for the Panda Temple power project in Texas, under a turnkey contract, with NEM (now a Siemens subsidiary) providing the HRSGs. The order volume, including a long-term service agreement is approximately USD300 million.

The Flex-Plant 30 design emphasises fast start, and fast ramping up and down across a large operating window from low plant turn-down to high plant output. Power generation can commence within ten minutes of startup, and full base-load power production achieved in less than one hour. In addition CO emissions will be less than 10 ppm and NOx less than 2.0 ppm.

The natural-gas-fired plant, due to enter service in 2014, will be located at the Synergy Industrial Park in Temple, Texas. Siemens’ scope will include two SGT6-5000F gas turbines, one SST6-5000 steam turbine, two SGen6-1000A generators, one SGen6-2000H generator, an SPPA-T3000 instrumentation and control system as the two heat recovery steam generators, which will be equipped with duct firing.

The gas turbines will be equipped with Siemens’ “Shaping Power” feature, which enables higher power output on higher temperature days.

The gas turbines, steam turbine and generators will be manufactured in the Siemens factory in Charlotte, NC, the main production facility for Siemens 60 Hz power generation equipment.