Long-Term Service Agreement For Panamanian Power Plant Signed

Siemens has received its first order from Panama for six SGT-800 gas turbines. The industrial gas turbines, along with a steam turbine, will provide approximately 440 MW of electrical power as part of a flexible combined cycle power plant. This could cover the power demand of approximately 1.9 million residents of Panama. Siemens' customer is the Chinese general contractor Shanghai Electric Group Co. Ltd., which is responsible for building the overall plant. The end customer is the independent power producer Martano, Inc. Commissioning for the power block is scheduled for the fall of 2020. The picture shows the Siemens SGT-800 industrial gas turbine in a single lift package design.

In May 2018, Siemens announced it would be providing six SGT-800 gas turbines to the project, marking the first order for this type of unit from Panama. Now, Siemens said it will be providing additional support with a long-term service and maintenance agreement for the same power plant project.

The Flex Long-Term Program (FlexLTP) covers not only the six SGT-800 units of a single lift package design, but also the SST-600 industrial steam turbine and electrical generators. The plant will operate with liquefied natural gas (LNG). Commissioning for the power block is expected in the fall of 2020.

The FlexLTP includes Siemens’ advanced remote monitoring and diagnostics, part of Siemens’ Omnivise Digital Services portfolio, as well as spare parts, scheduled maintenance, and performance guarantees during the operation of the plant. With its high efficiency in partial load operation and a high degree of operating flexibility, the combined cycle power plant and the related services awarded with this FlexLTP, will supplement fluctuating renewable energy sources in the region.

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