Siemens has received a contract to supply critical low- and medium-voltage electrical equipment and power transformers for the Holland Energy Park combined-cycle power plant in Holland, Michigan, US.

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The contract is a part of local municipal utility Holland Board of Public Works’ (HBPW) effort to replace a coal-fired plant with a new fuel efficient modern power plant.

Under the contract, Siemens will be responsible for providing new 63kA type medium-voltage GM-SG-AR switchgear including a vacuum circuit-breaker 3AH3 for the Holland Energy Park electrical infrastructure.

The contract scope also includes three 138-13.8 kV generator step-up transformers to help provide reliable power for the Energy Park.

Siemens will also two SGT-800 gas turbines and one SST-400 steam turbine along with long-term services for the SGT-800 gas turbines.

Additionally, the firm will install SPPA-T3000 distributed control system technology to enable centralized monitoring and operation for the entire electrical system.

The new plant generates approximately 125MW in summer and 145MW in winter. Upgrades to the facility are scheduled to be completed in fall 2016.

Siemens Energy Management president Kevin Yates said: "We’re excited to extend our technology partnership with Holland Energy Park by delivering not only our leading turbine technology but providing our extensive expertise in the electrical infrastructure space.

"Electrical systems play a critical role in ensuring the safe, efficient and successful operation of innovative energy systems like Holland Energy Park and other facilities across the country."


Image: The Holland Energy Park combined cycle power plant. Photo: courtesy of Holland Energy Park.