Siemens to modernize industrial power plant in Germany

10 June 2019

Siemens has received an order from BASF Schwarzheide GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of BASF SE, to modernize the industrial power plant in Schwarzheide, Germany with key components. The Brownfield Exchange project involves replacing a gas turbine from another original equipment manufacturer (OEM) with a new, highly efficient industrial gas turbine from Siemens as well as servicing this machine for a period of 15 years. In addition, Siemens will install a SIESTART battery storage solution that will enable the entire power plant to start up independently of an external power supply.

SIESTART battery storage solution

As part of the power plant modernization, Siemens will replace one of the two existing industrial gas turbines by an SGT-800 gas turbine with a capacity of 57 megawatts (MW). The significantly higher efficiency of the new gas turbine means that less natural gas needs to be burned for the same amount of electricity, thus lowering fuel costs and CO2 emissions.

For the SIESTART solution, Fluence Energy is providing a battery energy storage system. This will ensure that the power plant can be started at any time independently of an external power supply.