Siemens has received its first order from China for the delivery of its most powerful and efficient gas turbine, the H-class. The order is included in a contract for the supply of a power plant unit for its Black Point power station in Hong Kong. Customer is Castle Peak Power Company Ltd (CAPCO), a joint venture of China Southern Power Grid International and CLP Power Hong Kong. Scheduled to take up operation before 2020, the plant will have an installed total capacity of 550 MW. With this order, Siemens has achieved the 80th sale worldwide of its H-class unit.
The total order includes the delivery and commissioning of the combined cycle power plant unit. The gas turbine will be manufactured in Berlin, while the associated steam turbine and the generator are to be manufactured at the Siemens plant in Muelheim.
Currently, Hong Kong has a total installed capacity of around 12.6 GW and uses primarily fossil fuels. Hong Kong’s government has set an objective to increase local gas generation to around 50 % of the total fuel mix for electricity generation by 2020, while decreasing emissions from the power generation sector.
The H-class unit has proven itself in daily power plant operation to date by amassing more than 300 000 operating hours, at a reliability level, says Siemens, of more than 99 %.