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Siemens to supply steam generator units for Kazakhstan power plant

World Coal,

Siemens has received an order for the supply of two steam generator units for the Balkhash coal-fired power plant in Kazakhstan.

The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor is a Korean joint venture consisting of Samsung C&T and Samsung Engineering Co. Ltd. The operator and end customer for the plant is the Balkhash Thermal Power Plant Joint Stock Company.

The two turbines will be used primarily for power generation in the plant, although the plant is also designed for co-generation of heat and power for flexible generation of distinct heating. Commissioning is scheduled for summer 2019.

The Balkhash coal-fired plant is located on the shore of Lake Balkhash in eastern Kazakhstan. Siemen’s scope of supply for the order includes two SST5-6000 steam turbines, each with an electrical generating capacity of 660 MW, and two generators of type SGen5-3000W, including control systems and all auxiliary and ancillary systems.

Wilfried Ulm, head of the Steam Turbines Business Unit within Siemens Power and Gas, commented: “We are pleased that Samsung is putting its trust in Siemens. Thanks to our efficient and reliable technology, this project is contributing to sustainable, environmentally friendly generation of power and heat. Erecting a very modern as well as highly efficient power plant in Kazakhstan with Samsung is a milestone for Siemens”.

“Thanks to our excellent cooperation with Siemens on the Balkhash Thermal Power Plant project, we are confident that we will successfully execute this project together with our experienced partner”, stated Yonghoon Hwang from Samsung Joint Venture.

Adapted from a press release by Emma McAleavey.

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