Australia: Siemens to build power plants

Siemens AG has won more than EUR 460 million in contracts to build two power plants in Australia. Siemens and Tokyo-based Babcock-Hitachi KK will build a 750MW coal-fired plant for CS Energy Ltd in SE Queensland and a 300MW gas turbine plant for Transfield Services Pty Ltd in Kemerton in the west. Babcock-Hutachi, a unit of Hitachi Ltd., Japan’s largest electronics maker, has said it will construct the boiler for the Queensland factory, while Siemens will supply the steam turbine and generator. The Queensland factory is scheduled for opening in 2007. The Kemerton plant is scheduled to begin operation in October 2005.

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