Record-breaking turbine tested in Germany
60 hertz Siemens H-Class turbine fired up in test operation
A revised Siemens turbine – the 60 hertz version of the world record-breaking SGT-8000 turbine - has been fired up in test operation at the company’s test plant in Berlin.
Targeted at Saudi Arabia, the H-Class turbine recently broke a world record run by achieving an output of 578 megawatts and a record efficiency of 60.75 per cent (net) in combined cycle operation.
Dietmar Siersdorfer, CEO Energy Siemens Middle East, said: “Due to the rising global demand for electric power, and against the background of the increasing but fluctuating contribution of renewable energy to the power supply, gas turbines for versatile and environmentally compatible power generation are in high demand worldwide.”