Siemens delivers gas turbines for peaking power plants

16 December 2019

Peaking power plants

Siemens will deliver the power generation equipment for two new peaking power plants in the Republic of Belarus. The customer is the state-owned utility company RUE Vitebskenergo. The new plants will be operated in conjunction with the existing Lukomlskaya and Novopolotskaya power plants in the Vitebsk region in northern Belarus and will help ensure the reliability and flexibility of the country’s power grid. The plants are expected to go into operation at the end of 2021.

The open cycle gas turbine plants will operate in continuous availability mode and are estimated to run approximately 700 hours per year. The new plants will be used as a backup for future wind, solar and nuclear power plants as well as for existing power plants, thus supporting the energy transition in Belarus.

Siemens will provide five SGT-800 gas turbines, generators, gas receiving stations, booster compressors, high-, medium-, and low-voltage equipment and the PCS7 control system for the new 150-MW peaking power station at the Lukomlskaya plant and a 100-MW peaking power station at the Novopolotskaya plant.