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Siemens wins contract for Tatarstan combined-cycle plant

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Siemens is set to build a gas-fired power plant in Tatarstan after winning the contract over “tough competition”, the firm announced this week.

The €380m ($450m) combined-cycle project will be built on a turnkey basis and will include a 13-year service agreement, Siemens said.

As general contractor, the company will collaborate with Turkey’s largest construction firm ENKA to build the 495 MW plant for Tatarstan-based petrochemical giant Nizhnekamskneftekhim, a subsidiary of Russian production and investment group TAIF.

The firm will supply two SGT5-2000Е gas turbines, one SST-600 steam turbine and the corresponding power distribution systems.

Commercial operation is planned to begin in May 2021.

Joe Kaeser, Siemens AG president and CEO, said his firm had landed the contract after "intensive negotiations with our customer" and had "prevailed against tough competition". 

Kaeser noted that “one highlight of this power plant is its ability to fire syngas, a by-product of our customer’s petrochemical production. Syngas firing will also cut operating costs substantially.”

TAIF CEO Albert Shigaboutdinov added: “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, byproducts from Nizhnekamskneftekhim production processes,” he said. “Their utilization 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.”

 

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