Siemens has received an order to build a new 260 MWe/230 MWt natural gas fired multi-shaft combined cycle cogeneration plant in the Marzahn district of Berlin. The company will act as general contractor for Vattenfall Europe Wärme AG.

Scheduled to begin operation in 2020, the cogeneration facility, which will feature an SGT5-2000E gas turbine, will supply the east side of Berlin with district heating.

The Siemens scope includes a long-term service agreement covering the gas turbine generator set.

The new cogen plant is part of the climate protection agreement concluded in the autumn of 2009 between Vattenfall and the Berlin Senate under which Vattenfall undertook to halve its CO2 emissions by 2020 relative to 1990.