Siemens Energy has secured an order for turnkey construction of a combined cycle power plant in Tessenderlo, Belgium. The order volume including a long-term maintenance contract for the gas turbine is approximately E320m.

The company has said that the purchaser is the independent power producer T-Power, in which International Power, Siemens Project Ventures and Tessenderlo each hold a 33% stake.

The Tessenderlo 420MW plant will be built in Flanders on the premises of Tessenderlo Chemie. From mid-2011 the power plant will supply one-third of the power generated for the energy-intensive production processes at the neighboring chemicals plant, with the other two-third to be fed into the grid.

Siemens Energy will build the power plant as a turnkey project and supply the main components comprising one gas turbine, steam turbine and generator, the entire mechanical equipment, and the electrical and instrumentation and control (I&C) systems.

Tessenderlo Chemie is also taking the opportunity to overhaul its entire high-voltage network. The order for this has gone to Siemens Energy Belgium, as head of a consortium with Pauwels International and Fabricom GTI.

Siemens will take care of a new gas-insulated 150kV distribution station to which the new plant will also be connected, a new 26kV distribution station and the upgrade of a second station, as well as the associated protection panels and supervision systems. The consortium will also be responsible for the study, installation, commissioning and building engineering.