Article
Email Email Print Print
Clip Clip & File

Business & Economics :: Latest News

December 21, 2007

World’s largest gas turbine begins trial operation

This marks the beginning of a planned 18-month trial operation period at the E.ON Irsching 4 power plant

Gerald Ondrey

First firing of the world’s largest and most powerful gas turbine, developed by Siemens (Erlangen, Germany; www.siemens.com), was achieved as scheduled on December 20, 2007. This marks the beginning of a planned 18-month trial operation period at the E.ON Irsching 4 power plant near Ingolstadt, Germany. After successful completion of trial operation, Siemens will expand the plant to a high-efficiency, combined-cycle power plant (CCPP) with a total output of about 530 MW and a peak load efficiency of over 60%. Handover of the CCPP to E.ON Kraftwerke, a subsidiary of E.ON Energy, is expected to take place in 2011. E.ON and Siemens are investing a total of approximately 500-million euros in this endeavor.

Dr. Klaus-Dieter Maubach, chairman of the board at E.ON Energie AG, pointed out the significance of further technological development in power generation: “Combating climate change has become one of the cardinal challenges in our business. E.ON is planning investments totaling 60-billion euros by 2010. The major part of this will be in new and environmentally benign generating capacities. The Irsching location is an outstanding example of this: Irsching 4 will achieve an efficiency of over 60%, in itself a quantum leap in power-plant engineering. As a result, this power plant will emit approximately 40,000 m.t./yr of CO2 less than existing plants. In addition, we are investing in the latest technology for our advanced coal-fired power plants now under construction, and also for the renewable energy sector”.

Add a Comment

Name:
Email:
Comments:

Please enter the letters or numbers you see in the image. (refresh)
 
 

Related Stories

LinkedIn Groups

Our LinkedIn group is now over 30,000 members strong!

  1. Join other CPI professionals from all over the globe and share best practices, expertise, concerns and more.
  2. Provide feedback to Chemical Engineering Editors


Current members represent Worley Parsons, DuPont, SABIC, Fluor, Air Products, LyondellBasell, Nalco, Dow Chemical, Dow Corning, BASF, Jacobs Engineering, ExxonMobil, Shell, Chevron and more.

Join Now



We also offer the following subgroup for more targeted discussions:

Tools
Search the Buyers' Guide

Plant Cost Index

Facts at Your Fingertips (archive)

Ask the Experts

Back Issues
X
To access this area, please log in or create an account.
Username:
Password:
Forgot your password?
Request it now.
Processing...
Live chat by BoldChat