Siemens Canada has been given an order from Inter Pipeline to supply two industrial gas turbine generators for a Central Utilities Block (CUB) of its Heartland Petrochemical Complex near Fort Saskatchewan in the Canadian province of Alberta.

Siemens Canada Limited-Siemens to supply industrial gas turbines

Image: The Siemens SGT-800 industrial gas turbine combines a reliable robust design with high efficiency and low emissions. Photo: courtesy of CNW Group/Siemens Canada Limited.

The gas turbine generator (GTG) sets will be a critical part of the CUB, supplying power and steam to the propane dehydrogenation and polypropylene facilities within the Heartland Complex.

This facility will produce polypropylene, a valuable petrochemical used to produce plastics in consumer products. Commercial operation of the CUB is expected in late 2021.

The agreement for the GTGs includes two SGT-800 (54MW ISO) gas turbine packages and associated auxiliaries. The SGT-800 combines a robust, reliable design with high efficiency and low emissions, making it an ideal choice for municipalities, industrial power generation, and the oil and gas industry.

Its high-exhaust energy content makes the SGT-800 particularly well suited for combined heat and power and combined-cycle applications. Reliability and low lifecycle costs are the key features of the SGT-800 which has wide fuel flexibility.

Inter Pipeline project development general manager Chuck Ellis said: “We chose Siemens SGT-800 technology because this gas turbine has a great track record of providing reliable, clean power.  Inter Pipeline is committed to efficient operations and keeping our emissions low.

Siemens Canada power and gas vice president Arne Wohlschlegel said: “We are excited to expand our global SGT-800 gas turbine fleet into Canada. We have more than 340 units sold worldwide with a record of successful installations.

“This project, including the long-term service agreement, underscores Siemens’ commitment to our customer Inter Pipeline and we look forward to the successful implementation of this important greenfield project.”

Source: Company Press Release.