Under the new order, the company will supply the equipment to Cengiz Enerji Sanayi ve Ticaret, an independent power production (IPP) company and developer of the gas-fired power plant.

The Turkish company will build and operate the Samsun Cengiz Enerji plant, which will feature an installed capacity of nearly 600MW. The power plant is slated to be commissioned in 2015.

With the SGT5-8000H and its core component, the power generating station is expected to have an efficiency of about 61%, which would make it the most efficient fossil-fired power plant in Turkey.

The order volume including a long-term service contract will be about €300m.

Siemens will supply a power island which includes an SGT5-8000H gas turbine, an SST5-5000 steam turbine and an SGen5-3000W generator.

In addition, the company will provide a Benson heat recovery steam generator, an electrical system, auxiliary and ancillary systems, and a SPPA-T3000 control system.

Commenting on the new plant, Cengiz Enerji CEO Ömer Mafa said it will meet the firm’s requirements for a flexible power station with short start-up times and fast load capability.

Siemens Energy gas turbine power plant solutions director Peter Gisbert stated, "We are happy to join forces with Cengiz to execute the most efficient power plant project in Turkey."