At the customer’s existing paper mills at the Eltmann site in Bavaria and the Wörth site in Rhinland-Palatinate, Siemens will replace older SGT-800 gas turbines with a lower rating with upgraded SGT-800 gas turbines and deliver a SST-300 steam turbine for each site. The new gas turbines will provide an additional 17 MW per site. The installed power is specified at approximately 70 MW per site and commissioning of the three power plants is planned for mid-2021. Palm signed long-term service contracts to ensure top reliability and efficiency for many years to come.
“All of our customers have their unique demands for power supply,” said Thorbjörn Fors, CEO, Service Distributed Generation and O&G at Siemens Gas and Power. “I’m delighted to see how, by delivering the latest technology and industry know-how, we can provide our customers with higher levels of efficiency and significant CO
2 reduction per Mwh that will benefit both them and the societies they serve.”
The high efficiency of the SGT-800 combined with its fulfillment of the customer’s NOx requirement (below 15 ppm) ensures a low environmental footprint. The ongoing evolutionary development of the proven SGT-800 gas turbine means optimal reliability and is a future-proof investment for the continued sustainable operation of the paper mills. The three combined heat and power plants will generate sufficient power and steam to the mills and will also supply surplus power to the national grid.
Papierfabrik Palm GmbH & Co. KG, founded in 1872, is a leading manufacturer of newsprint and corrugated base paper. It operates two recycling companies, five paper mills, and 28 corrugated plants with a total workforce of approximately 4,000.