Siemens has received an order from its customer Nizhnekamskneftekhim to build a combined cycle power plant in Tatarstan, Russia. Nizhnekamskneftekhim is a member of the TAIF Group headquartered in Tatarstan. As general contractor, Siemens will co-operate with the Turkish company ENKA to build the 495 MW combined cycle power plant on a turnkey basis. The contract includes the delivery of two SGT5-2000? gas turbines, one SST-600 steam turbine and the corresponding power distribution systems as well as a 13-year service agreement to be signed at a later date. The order volume, including the service agreement, totals €380 million. The plant is scheduled to begin operation in May 2021.
“The need to implement our own power generation construction project for Nizhnekamskneftekhim industrial production is due to the year-on-year increase in power consumption against the background of production expansion and the launch of new hydrocarbon processing facilities as well as the annual increase in power and capacity purchase costs. I would like to specifically mention that the newly launched power plant will run on associated gas derivatives – that is, syngas, from byproducts of the Nizhnekamskneftekhim production processes. Their utilisation in gas turbine units under stringent Russian and EU requirements regarding air-polluting gas emissions will significantly improve the environment in the Nizhnekamsk industrial hub,” said TAIF CEO Albert Shigaboutdinov.
TAIF is a major production and investment company, with extensive assets and huge production capacities. The Group comprises more than 50 subsidiaries and affiliated companies and operates in a large number of areas, making it one of Europe’s largest petrochemical companies, and a leader in Russia in the production of synthetic rubbers and plastics.