Siemens: ‘World’s Most Efficient’ Gas Turbine Set For US Manufacture
Siemens has just opened a U.S. facility that will produce what the company is calling the world’s most efficient gas turbines, reports Greentechmedia.
The 340-megawatt H Class turbine (pictured) is over 60 per cent efficient when run in combined-cycle mode and produces 50 per cent less CO2 than any other of Siemens’ previous turbines, the web site reports.
Siemens is already producing a 60 Hz H Class turbine in Germany, but the Charlotte, N.C,Â plant will begin production of a 50 Hz model – suiting the power frequency used in the U.S. – in 2012, reports Greentechmedia.
Siemens has invested more than $350 million in the 450,000-square-foot Charlotte facility.
Earlier this month, it emerged that a Chinese steel mill use waste gas from its blast furnace and coke oven to generate power using a General Electric 9E gas turbine.
The Handan Iron & Steel Group mill in Handan City, China, will use emissions from iron and steel production to generate cleaner electricity, reducing the millâ€™s use ofÂ fossil fuels andÂ itsÂ CO2 emissions. The project will also begin in 2012.
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