Siemens Energy is building a combined cycle power plant for the speciality chemical company Evonik at its largest industrial location in Marl, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The plant will consist of one SGT-800 gas turbine, one SST-400 steam turbine, and two generators. It will produce 90MWe and 220MWth. It will go into operation in 2022, replacing a backup gas power plant.
Along with the power plant components, Siemens Energy is also supplying the SPPA-T3000 control system. A long-term service agreement between Siemens Energy and Evonik will ensure the availability of the power plant and its components.
Siemens Energy will develop and build the power plant turnkey project as the general contractor. Siemens Financial Services and the KfW IPEX-Bank will fully finance the new plant during the construction phase and after commissioning.
The power plant’s highly flexible load control system will make it possible to balance out fluctuations in the grid and even operate autonomously as an island solution in the event of a blackout on the site.