“We trusted Siemens Energy because it’s a leading manufacturer of units with natural gas fuel, it
met our requirements, and it convinced us that it will be by our side with its experience until the
completion of the project. The cooperation of the two companies to interconnect Crete with the
mainland is continuing in the area of electricity production,” said Ioannis Stefanatos, Director of
Energy Projects at Terna S.A.
Karim Amin, Executive Vice President Generation at Siemens Energy, said: “We thank Terna for
trusting Siemens Energy as its partner of choice for the prestigious combined cycle power plant in
Komotini. We’re excited that our technology and expertise will play a critical role in Greece’s strategic journey of shifting from coal/lignite power plants to gas-fired power generation. Our proven HL
gas turbines will provide a reliable supply of electricity at efficiency levels above 64 percent,
resulting in a significant reduction of CO2 emissions – a target Greece is determined to achieve.
We’re very much looking forward to further expanding our collaboration with Terna in Greece and
The new power plant will be fired with natural gas and is designed as a multi-shaft plant, with one
gas turbine and one steam turbine each driving their own generator. The Siemens Energy scope of
supply includes a power island consisting of an SGT5-9000HL gas turbine, an SST5-5000 steam
turbine, an SGen5-3000W generator for the gas turbine, an SGen5-1200A generator for the steam
turbine, the heat-recovery steam generator, and the SPPA-T3000 control system.