On January 22, 2016, the “Fortuna” CCGT power plant at the Lausward location in the port of Düsseldorf was successfully handed over to the customer and operator, the Stadtwerke Düsseldorf public utility company. The power plant has broken three world records:
1. In the acceptance test a maximum electrical net output of 603.8 MW was achieved, which is a new record for a combined cycle plant of this type in a single-shaft configuration.
2. A new world record of around 61.5 percent for net power-generating efficiency was also achieved, enabling Siemens to beat its own efficiency record of 60.75 percent set in May 2011 at the Ulrich Hartmann power plant located in Irsching in the south of Germany. The high efficiency level makes the power plant especially environmentally friendly.
3. In addition, “Fortuna” can also deliver up to around 300 MW for the district heating system of the city of Düsseldorf – a further international peak value for a power plant equipped with only one gas and steam turbine.
The heart of the “Fortuna” CCGT power plant is the extremely powerful SGT5-8000H gas turbine, supported by the SST5-5000 steam turbine and the SGEn-3000W generator.