Siemens to deliver key components for combined cycle power plant in the United States
7 November 2017
Tyr Energy, Inc. has chosen Siemens as the technology partner for the Hickory Run Energy Center – a new 1,000 megawatt natural gas-fired combined cycle power plant (CCPP) to be built by Kiewit Power Constructors Co. in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania. The facility will be a Siemens combined cycle power plant, featuring the Siemens record-breaking H-class technology in a facility designed for fast, flexible operation to support renewable integration. Siemens Financial Services is providing an equity investment and will own 20% of the project alongside Tyr Energy, Inc. and Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc.
Slated for operation in spring 2020, the Hickory Run Energy Center will be capable of supplying power for approximately 1,000,000 homes. In addition, Siemens has signed a long-term service agreement to help ensure the reliability, availability and operational performance of the units. The service will include Siemens advanced remote monitoring and diagnostics, part of the Siemens Digital Services portfolio.
Siemens will deliver two H-class gas turbines, one steam turbine and three generators. The gas turbines and steam turbine will be manufactured at Siemens' Charlotte Energy Hub, which is the main production facility for Siemens' 60 Hz power generation.
"We are proud to be the technology partner for Tyr Energy, Inc. providing world-class power generation technology, including gas and steam turbines manufactured by Siemens workers at our U.S-based energy hub in North Carolina," said John Gibson, Senior Vice President, Head of Sales North America at Siemens Power and Gas Division. "Projects like the Hickory Run Energy Center provide an example of the future of power generation in the United States, demonstrating the value of cleaner-burning and affordable natural gas to provide efficient and reliable power."