ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Siemens builds on its successful SGT6-5000F gas turbine platform with a step change in NOx emissions while firing fuel oil by demonstrating 25 ppm NOx emissions with water injection. In order to provide the highest power output and lowest emissions on fuel oil, Siemens invested in extensive testing of the SGT6-5000F combustion system and reached a new benchmark in the industry. The current industry standard is 42 ppm for other OEM F-Class gas turbines. This outstanding result has been achieved in conjunction with Great River Energy at their Elk River Peaking Station in Minnesota, USA, and has been validated under real world operating conditions.
“The SGT6-5000F is an extremely well-proven turbine in the US 60 Hz market with more than 270 units already in commercial operation worldwide and more than nine million cumulative hours of reliable operation. This new emissions level has strategic importance to our customers and Siemens will continue to innovate and provide leading technology to enable their continued success,” said John Wilson, Head of Sales for Gas Turbine Packages in the Americas Region.
“Great River Energy has a history of collaborative research on emission reduction projects, and this is another example resulting in measurable emission reductions,” said Michael Shevich, combustion turbine supervisor, Great River Energy.
Highly efficient power plants are part of Siemens’ Environmental Portfolio. In fiscal 2012, revenue from the Portfolio totaled about €33 billion, making Siemens one of the world’s largest suppliers of ecofriendly technologies. In the same period, our products and solutions enabled customers to reduce their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by more than 330 million tons, an amount equal to the total annual CO2 emissions of Berlin, Delhi, Hong Kong, Istanbul, London, New York, Singapore and Tokyo.
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