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Where power is consumed, heat is often required as well. The processing industries use thermal energy for heating and drying or to produce steam. And in many regions of the world, the warmth in our very own homes is generated in centralized facilities. Producing both power and useful heat in a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant is the most cost-efficient way to cover these requirements. Explore Combined Heat and Power by Siemens and learn how you can achieve your energy goals at much lower costs while keeping emissions to the environment to a minimum.
Gain insights from Udo Brockmaier, chairman of utility Stadtwerke Düsseldorf in Germany who run our record-breaking power plant “Lausward Fortuna.” In this interview, he explains how CHP assures its extraordinary profitability.
At Siemens, we have a proven track record of providing best-in-class products, solutions, and services for CHP. This is demonstrated by hundreds of cogeneration plants worldwide based on our expertise – first and foremost, our flagship plant Lausward Fortuna in Düsseldorf that set the world records for net efficiency, heating capacity, and electrical output. From single gas and steam turbines or heat recovery steam generators to full turnkey installations: The same commitment is iterated in all of our projects around the globe, bringing out the best in Combined Heat and Power.
Wherever heat is required for either industrial processing and/or public supply, Combined Heat and Power plants are a viable and beneficial alternative. Ideally, the thermal output of a cogeneration system is matched to the user’s heat demand, and with our long-lasting experience in devising custom solutions for power production, we have all the necessary capabilities to meet your exact requirements. Whether you grow vegetables or heat cities – with our proven product range for CHP, including a wide selection of steam and gas turbines as well as our exhaustive portfolio of services, we can give just the right answers to your energy challenges of tomorrow.
In Combined Heat and Power, the waste heat produced in a plant facility is utilized in other industrial processes, extracted to cover the heat demand of individual buildings, or exported to a district heating system. CHP plants are typically based on gas and/or steam turbines in simple or combined cycle configuration. In simple cycle, the waste heat generated by a gas turbine is captured in a heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) or waste heat recovery boiler (WHRB) and used for heating or to produce process steam. In combined cycle CHP it is initially used to fuel a second turbine producing additional power.
With a comprehensive portfolio of gas and steam turbines and extensive plant construction expertise, we are a leading player in the CHP market and field-proven in thousands of plants worldwide. The Siemens CHP portfolio is an invitation to our customers to choose the most suitable solutions and components and, if applicable, integrate them in existing systems. Our experts are happy to support you and your project as extensively as you wish – from consultation to plant design to a full turnkey solution.
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Read up on the latest developments in our global cogeneration projects.
The numerous advantages of Combined Heat and Power make it an ideal solution for an even greater number of possible applications. See how businesses across the globe benefit from Siemens products and solutions for CHP, from waste treatment in Scotland to textile manufacturing in Mexico.
Customer: Holland Board of Public Works (HBPW)
Scope: 2x SGT-800 gas turbines, 1x SST-400 steam turbine, DCS SPPA-T3000, electrical package (GSU transformers, low-voltage switchgear, medium-voltage switchgear and controllers, tiastar™ motor control center), fire safety system, integrated access control solution, and a long-term service program for the gas turbines
Waste heat from the circulating water system will provide heat for the expanded snowmelt system
Dedicated CHP plant generating process steam for the manufacture of synthetic textile fibers
SGT-750 gas turbine exceeding the guaranteed output of 31.7 MW for the conditions on site (28°C)
Improved position in a highly competitive, international market thanks to CHP's capabilities
Zero Harm concept; no Lost Time Incident during entire construction period of over 3 years
Plant’s flexibility boosted by taking only 25 minutes from startup to reach maximum output
Electrical efficiency of 61.5% saves approximately 2.5 M tons of CO2 annually
Award-winning 100% biomass solution covering half of the paper mill's electricity needs
SST-300 steam turbine generating 15.25 MWe and 10 MWth
Reduction of carbon emissions by 75,000 tonnes per year – equivalent to 35,000 households
Sustainable and affordable waste treatment solution with electricity as a useful by-product
SST-300 steam turbine generating 15.25 MWe and 10 MWth
Burns 150,000 tonnes of municipal waste a year, operating 24 hours per day
One of South Korea's most efficient and eco-friendly power plants with >60% electrical efficiency
Installed capacity of 834 MW, generated by two SGT6-8000H and one SST6-5000 turbine
Constructed within a record-breaking 24 months from groundbreaking
Cogeneration industry parks with 12x SGT-800 and 9x SST-400 turbines
Robust dry low emissions (DLE) combustion system reduces nitrogen oxide emissions to a minimum
Electricity and heat supplied to industrial users within a 200 km radius of Bangkok
Trigeneration plant with 2x SGT-400 & 1x SST-300 turbines producing 40 MWe & 19 MWth
Providing electricity, heating, and cooling to 60,000 local residents
Added revenue from exporting unused electricity to the New York power grid
For more information on Combined Heat and Power, please get in touch with our experts.