Siemens announces 44MW mobile power generation unit

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Siemens announces 44MW mobile power generation unitNew from Siemens, the SGT-A45 TR mobile unit addresses the growing market for fast power. With an electrical generating capacity of up to 44MW, this aeroderivative gas turbine is packaged for rapid deployment and can be installed in less than two weeks.

Its design features outstanding power density, high fuel efficiency and excellent operational flexibility, making it particularly beneficial for customers with urgent power needs or in regions with less developed infrastructures.

This new mobile power generation unit from Siemens claims significantly more electrical output than comparable models currently on the market. This means that in most cases fewer turbine units are required to produce the total desired plant output. The SGT-A45 TR design is based on proven Siemens products and Rolls-Royce Aero-Engine technology — the gas turbine core utilises components from the Siemens Industrial Trent 60 that have been adapted to a proven free power turbine.

Standardisation and modular design of the package enable rapid deployment and installation. Each unit is fully assembled and tested at the factory in order to verify operation and performance and minimise the scope of commissioning work needed at site. Transport of the gas turbine is facilitated by its compact design and relatively low weight. When required, the unit can be flown as air cargo to its installation site.

Dual fuel capability

The SGT-A45 TR gas turbine can run on gas or liquid fuels, and transition smoothly between both fuel types while in operation. This provides greater flexibility and ensures continued operation in case the main fuel supply becomes unavailable. Low NOx emissions can be achieved with optional water injection, which also boosts the unit’s power output particularly in warm climates.

This mobile unit is seen as an ideal choice for critical power needs — the package is built with durable industrial components capable of prolonged operation and demanding duties. The aeroderivative gas turbine can generate full power in less than nine minutes from start without need for auxiliary systems to maintain the unit in an operationally ready standby mode. And in the event of a shutdown, the unit can be restarted at any time to restore power quickly, as it has no 'hot lockout' restrictions.

“This innovative Siemens gas turbine will provide flexible and rapid supply of electricity, enabling it to quickly support critical power needs,” says Nick Muntz, CEO of Siemens’ Distributed Generation business unit. “The compact design of the SGT-A45 TR is especially well-suited for mobile power, for example in Africa or Southeast Asia, allowing us to capture a quickly growing market segment.”

21 March 2017

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