- Collaboration on green hydrogen production and
hydrogen turbine power generation
- Supporting the country’s efforts towards a
Siemens Energy and Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) signed
a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) presided over by Dr. Jochen Eickholt,
Executive Board Member of Siemens Energy AG, and Mr. HeeBong Chae, President
and CEO of KOGAS. This formally marks the start of a strategic alliance for the
green hydrogen production and hydrogen turbine power generation.
- India's first electricity link featuring voltage-sourced converter technology in commercial
- First hybrid application of DC-XLPE cable and overhead transmission line
- Total system of two links allows electricity exchange of up to 2,000 megawatts to meet
country’s power deficits
The joint venture of Siemens Energy and Sumitomo Electric has completed connecting India’s first high-voltage direct current (HVDC) link featuring voltage-sourced converter (VSC) and DC-XLPE cable technology. The 2,000 megawatts (MW) electricity transmission system consists of two converter stations, that are connected via two links comprising DC-XLPE cable and overhead transmission line. It enables the power exchange between Pugalur in the southern state of Tamil Nadu and Trichur in Kerala State in South-West India and supports transmission operator Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL) to counter power deficit in India’s southern region and improve the grid stability. Siemens Energy supplied the two converter stations for the ±320 kilovolt (kV) HVDC system while Sumitomo Electric was responsible for the XLPE HVDC cable system in the DC circuit.
Siemens has won a significant order from Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) in India to overhaul 18 units of RT48S & RT56 power turbines of Siemens fleet of aeroderivative gas turbines driven by Industrial AVON & Industrial RB211 gas generators along with installation and commissioning services. The turbines are operating at Mumbai High Asset and Neelam & Heera Asset of ONGC in Mumbai.
- Successful remote outage for a NPP in Sendai, Japan – the first worldwide for Siemens Energy
- Demonstrates the project team’s commitment and dedication in ensuring that customer’s needs are met despite the time-zone difference
- Underscores the strengths of digitalization backed by real-time technical support when on-site assistance could not be rendered due to COVID-19 travel ban
The first remote outage was successfully performed and completed for 2 units of an 890MW SendaiNPP in Japan together with Marubeni Utility Services, which is a partner of Siemens Energy in Japan’snuclear industry while Siemens Energy Japan provides strong support from Sendai. As SiemensEnergy is the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), the project team was entrusted to supervisethe inspections performed by Nishinippon Plant Engineering and Construction Co Ltd, a subsidiary ofKyushu Electric Power Co Inc, for two units of the LP Turbine. The works involved assembling anddisassembling the turbines under close supervision, fact-finding inspection and remoterecommissioning including vibration assessment during shut down and restart. Remote balancinghas been duly planned but was not needed during restart due to the good vibration behavior of theturbine.
- Seven key actions enable a sustainable energy future
- Carbon-neutrality is paramount for the long-term economic prosperity of the region
- Event partners included German Chambers of Commerce Abroad, Asia-Pacific Hydrogen
Association, Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit, Masdar, and Siemens Gamesa
- More than 2,500 participants joined in the virtual discussions over two days.
Regional and global business leaders, policy makers and government representatives throughout the
energy sector convened at the Asia Pacific Energy Week to discuss regional challenges and
opportunities. Themed ‘Shaping the Energy of Tomorrow’, the 2-day virtual event held from March 9
to 10, 2021 saw more than 2,500 participants actively engage in the discussions, opinion polls and
questions. The primary objective focused on fostering an ecosystem of collaboration and co-creation
between stakeholders to help meet the world’s sustainability goals, boost economic growth, create
new jobs and industries, improve human welfare and attain carbon neutrality by 2050.
- First order from Asia for HL-class gas turbine
- New power plant with a capacity of more than one gigawatt
- Efficiency rating of more than 63 percent
Siemens will set up a high-efficiency HL-class power island for a new combined cycle power plant (CCPP) in South Korea. This will be the first two state-of-the-art HL-class gas turbines that Siemens will supply to a customer in Asia. The new plant, which will be built in Yeoju, in South Korea’s Gyeonggi Province, will run on regasified liquefied natural gas (LNG) and offer a generating capacity of more than one gigawatt. With a maximum efficiency rating of more than 63 percent the gas turbine will allow the power station to get the most out of the valuable LNG for electricity generation, enabling especially economical and environmentally friendly operation. The customer is South Korean EPC SK Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd., which is constructing the entire plant for the independent power producer Yeoju Energy Services.