Siemens and its consortium partner Bechtel have secured a $300m engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract for the 758MW Panda Temple II Power Project in Texas, US.

The natural-gas-fired combined-cycle power plant is scheduled to be completed in 2015 and will provide electricity to about 750,000 homes in the Central Texas area.

Under the deal, Siemens will provide the power island equipment, including two SGT6-5000F gas turbines, one SST6-5000 steam turbine, two SGen6-1000A generators, and one SGen6-2000H generator for the project.

Siemens will also provide the SPPA-T3000 instrumentation and control system, as well as two Benson heavy duct- fired heat recovery steam generators manufactured by NEM.

The plant will utilise Siemens’ Flex-Plant 30 technology and will have carbon monoxide emissions less than 10 parts-per-million (ppm).

Siemens will manufacture the gas turbines, steam turbine and generators in its Charlotte facility in North Carolina.