Siemens Energy has signed a contract with the IPP Mass Global Energy Rom to supply HL-class gas turbine technology for the Mintia CCGT in Romania.
The plant will have an efficiency of over 64 per cent, making it the most efficient plant in Romania and one of the most efficient in Europe. The 1700 MW plant will replace a retired coal-fired power plant, reducing CO2 emissions.
The new plant will be fired using domestic natural gas. The Siemens Energy scope of supply includes two SGT5-9000HL gas turbines with associated generators, an SST5-5000 steam turbine with an SGen-3000W generator, and the SPPA-T3000 control system. The plant will be located at the existing Mintia power plant site 7km from Deva in the Transylvania region.
This will be Siemens Energy’s first HL-class power plant in a 2x1 multi-shaft configuration in the 50 Hz market.
Karim Amin, Member of the Executive Board of Siemens Energy, said: “This project is a prime example of how the determination of policy-makers, private investors, and technology providers can make a significant difference in accelerating the energy transition while also balancing the energy trilemma. Our latest HL-class gas turbine technology in combined cycle configuration will replace the capacity of the old coal-fired Mintia power plant and slash CO2 emissions by more than 50 per cent when completed.”