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Make an investment in your independence – and ensure a reliable and flexible power supply for your processes. Electricity and heating are major cost factors for industrial plants. That means there’s a long-term cost benefit in having your own power plant at your factory, mining, or production facility. It also helps you achieve climate goals and stay ahead of the competition. Siemens will create just the right power plant solution for your purposes.
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Siemens has a thorough understanding of the processes in your industry. After all, we’ve been building, expanding, and modernizing all kinds of industrial facilities for decades. We know that production processes have to be closely interlinked with ancillary activities like electricity and heat generation and energy distribution. Only once everything is integrated can the opportunities for automation and digitalization be exploited to the full.
Processing mineral raw materials requires a vast amount of energy. That’s why procuring electricity and heat makes up a significant proportion of operating costs. Entities that supply their own electricity and heat using their own power plant will enjoy significant cost savings. And with a sturdy, state-of-the-art combined cycle power plant, they can also substantially improve their environmental life cycle assessment.
From production to transportation and refining – the oil and gas business is getting tougher. Increasingly stringent environmental regulations are forcing many players to take action. Companies that invest in state-of-the-art on-site power generation enjoy multiple benefits – by curbing their emissions through the flexible use of available raw materials and also by using technologies that seamlessly integrate into their production systems. Siemens provides you with robust mechanical engineering that will operate reliably – even with frequent changes of load and fluctuating gas quality.
Whether you process recycled fiber or use cellulose and lignin from the raw material wood, your systems will consume large volumes of electricity and heat. Generate your own process steam with an integrated power plant on-site. Siemens offers plants with combined heat and power (CHP) in all scales to meet every need. That means you can remain flexible and independent over the long run.
Mining is all about raw materials. When it comes to competition, it is production costs that matter – and energy costs are a key factor. The remote regions where raw materials are extracted are often not connected to public power networks. An on-site supply requires flexible facilities that can deliver power under tough conditions at low cost. Whether it’s for open-cast or underground mining, in cold or hot environments, as a standalone system or a back-up for renewable sources – Siemens will design and build exactly the power plant solution you need to bolster your competitive position.
Safety is paramount in chemical processes, and outages are both risky and costly – so your electricity supply must be totally reliable. This works best if you have your own generating system on-site, which will make you independent of external suppliers and curb costs in the long term. If a power plant also permits heat extraction, all the better – that will make your entire system even more efficient. We build the right solution for you – and integrate it seamlessly into your chain of processes.
The energy landscape is changing. Small gas-fired power plants will be a mainstay of our energy supply system for the foreseeable future. That’s because they can serve as a flexible back-up for renewables, they’re highly efficient and operate reliably, and they can enable regions to function independently. On islands or at remote industrial sites, covering basic load or peak, with or without heat extraction – an industrial power plant solution from Siemens will perfectly suit your specific requirements.
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More than 1,500 Siemens power stations are in use around the world. Here are some of our top projects we have implemented with our customers.
Power supply for local tin and copper mines as well as residents of the region
Flexible in simple gas and combined cycle operation, highly efficient at part load or load changes
Two power islands á 121 MW (each consisting of one industrial steam turbine SST-400, two industrial gas turbines SGT-800, and two heat recovery steam generators)
Handover to customer 2,5 month before the contractually agreed date
Almost one million working hours without a single work-related accident
Meets approximately 50% of Malta’s electricity demand
The latest news about our projects. Industry events that affect us – and you – in your market. Find out what’s happening in the world of industrial energy supply.
Do you want to supply your facility with power, reliably and cost-effectively? Or free yourself from reliance on a costly public supply? Do you need a flexible reserve power plant? Together we’ll find the perfect solution for your particular challenge.