Siemens has received its first order from Japan for delivery of two H-Class gas turbines. The two SGT5-8000H gas turbines will form the core of the combined cycle power plant of Kobe Steel, Ltd. (KOBELCO) in Moka City, Tochigi Prefecture in Japan. Customer is Fuji Electric Co, Ltd., Japan, who will be erecting the plant on a turnkey basis for the end customer KOBELCO at its site.
With an installed capacity of more than 1.2 GW and an efficiency level of more than 61% this will be the most powerful and most efficient gas-fired power plant in the country. Siemens will be supplying two SGT5-8000H gas turbines, each with a capacity of 400 MW, along with the associated auxiliary systems.
The fleet of Siemens H-class gas turbines achieved more than 100,000 equivalent operating hours at the end of September 2014. Including this order, Siemens has now sold 41 H-class gas turbines worldwide. Thirteen of these machines are currently in successful commercial operation with a high degree of starting reliability and availability.