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Soma Kolin plant order two Siemens steam turbines

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Siemens Energy will supply two steam turbines along with auxiliary and ancillary systems for the lignite-fired Soma Kolin power plant in Turkey. Siemens' customer is the Chinese enterprise Harbin Electric International Co. Ltd, which is constructing the 510 MW facility. The machines will be delivered between August 2015 and January 2016; the plant is scheduled to commence commercial operation in April 2017.

The Soma Kolin plant is being erected in the city of Soma in Turkey's western province of Manisa. There are large lignite reserves in this region and Turkish energy policy places great importance on utilising this resource. The plant in Soma consists of two units, each designed to deliver an electrical generating capacity of 255 MW. Siemens is supplying two Model SST5-5000 HM-N steam turbines with the associated auxiliary and ancillary systems. "This is the first order for large steam turbines that we have received from a Chinese company. We take this as sign of trust and confidence in our technology on the part of our Chinese colleagues, and look forward to working with them in a spirit of good cooperation," says Wilfried Ulm, CEO the Steam Turbines Business Unit at Siemens Energy.

A Siemens SST-5000steam turbine.

"We are pleased that Siemens has come aboard as our business partner on this project, a leading steam turbine supplier in terms of both technology and quality, and we hope to pursue and win other projects in Turkey in this same constellation," commented Hongfu Xu, chief project officer of Harbin Electric International.

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