Siemens Energy has received a first order from North America for the supply of its SGT-750 industrial gas turbine. Purchaser is Energia MK KF, S.A. de C.V., a subsidiary of textile manufacturer Grupo Kaltex. When commercially operational in October 2013, the new plant will supply electricity to textile facilities operated by Grupo Kaltex in Mexico.

The Energia MK KF combined heat and power plant with a total installed capacity of 36 MW will be located in Altamira, in Tamaulipas State, Mexico. One-third of the total electrical capacity will be used for the Kaltex facility on site and two-thirds will be fed into the grid for other Kaltex facilities in Mexico. The plant will meet approximately 40 percent of Kaltex’s power needs in Mexico. The turbine will generate all the process steam needed for producing synthetic fibres.

Siemens’ scope of supply encompasses supply, installation and commissioning of the gas turbine together with the electrical generator and heat recovery steam generator with supplementary firing system and auxiliary systems

Markus Tacke, CEO of the Industrial Power Business Unit of Siemens Energy commented: “The SGT-750 gas turbine stands out thanks to its … high degree of availability and reliability. The modular design provides the ideal customised solution for excellent serviceability. The machine attains an electrical efficiency of 38.7 percent, which corresponds to a shaft efficiency of 40 percent.”

The SGT-750 is the most recent addition to the Siemens gas turbine portfolio. The very first order for an SGT-750 industrial gas turbine came in 2011 from WINGAS GmbH, a joint venture of the BASF subsidiary Wintershall and the Russian company Gazprom. The turbine will be deployed in the landfall station of the Nord Stream pipeline in Lubmin, Germany.