Siemens receives contract for Panda Temple II

Siemens has been awarded an order for the turnkey supply of the Panda Temple II power plant in Temple, Texas. Following the Temple I and Sherman Power Projects, this is the third order awarded to Siemens by the private equity firm Panda Power Funds within less than a year. Siemens will supply the natural-gas-fired combined-cycle power plant with its partner, Bechtel. The plant, with a gross installed electrical capacity of 758MW, will be among the cleanest fossil-fueled power stations in the country. Once completed by the end of 2015, it will be able to supply the power needs of approximately 750,000 homes in the Central Texas area. The order volume including a long-term service agreement is approximately USD 300M.

Siemens will deliver the engineered power island, including two gas turbines, one steam turbine, three generators, the instrumentation and control system and two heat recovery steam generators.
The power station will be a Siemens Flex-Plant™ 30. Power generation can commence within ten minutes of startup, and full base-load power production in less than one hour. Siemens´ technology will reduce emissions and enable added investment in intermittent renewable and zero-carbon resources. The gas turbines, steam turbine and generators will be manufactured in the Siemens factory in Charlotte, North Carolina.