Siemens has received two orders from Russia and Turkey for a model SST-111 compact steam turbine. One turbine was ordered by the Russian aluminum producer Rusal for a production facility in Volgograd and is to be delivered at the end of April 2017.
The other turbine is to be supplied to the Mimsan boiler manufacturer in Turkey. This turbine is to be used in a biomass plant of the owner Oltan Köleoglu Energy in the Turkish city of Mecitözü, a good 250 kilometers east of Ankara. This SST-111 turbine is scheduled to take up operation in the summer of 2017. Both turbines will be manufactured at the Frankenthal site in Germany.
"We received these new orders on the basis of our long-term customer relationships and our good reference plants", stresses Volker Neumann, location manager at Siemens in Frankenthal. "Thanks to these orders, we were able to sell two of our compact SST-111 turbines within just a few weeks of one another."
The SST-111 for the Russian project was ordered by Rusal, the world s second largest aluminum producer. The French company Fives Solios SA is building a plant for Rusal in Volgograd which will manufacture anodes for the production of aluminum starting next year. The waste heat from the plant will be utilized by the SST-111 turbine to generate around eight megawatts of electricity for power supply to the production facilities. Anodes and cathodes are used for applying electricity to the source material bauxite to liquefy it for the production of aluminum. Also included in the scope of supply is a generator, a condenser, an exhaust steam line and a reducing station. A similar reference plant is already in operation in Gomel in Belarus. This plant was instrumental in the customer s decision to order a model SST-111 turbine from Siemens.
The second turbine is to be used in a biomass power plant of the end customer Oltan Köleoglu Energy, the leading provider of power from renewable energy sources in the Black Sea region. The plant is fueled primarily with hazelnut shells for generating electricity. The Turkish Black Sea region produces three quarters of the world s hazelnut supply. Siemens has enjoyed a good business relationship for years now with the boiler manufacturer Mimsan, who ordered the turbine. The scope of supply for this order also includes site erection and on-site commissioning.
Picture: The compact steam turbine SST-111 generates around eight megawatts of electricity (Image: Siemens)