WASHINGTON, D.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Siemens, in consortium with Bechtel, has been awarded the order for the turnkey supply for Panda Power Funds’ Stonewall Energy Project in Leesburg, Virginia. Following the power projects Temple I and Temple II (TX), Sherman (TX), Liberty (PA) and Patriot (PA), this is the sixth order awarded to Siemens by Panda Power Funds.
The natural-gas-fired Leesburg combined cycle power plant (CCPP) will have a gross installed electrical capacity of 778 megawatts (MW). Once built, it can supply the power for up to 778,000 households in Virginia and will make a significant contribution to the area’s economy. Commissioning of the plant is scheduled for spring 2017.
For the Panda Stonewall CCPP, Siemens will deliver the power island equipment, including two SGT6-5000F gas turbines, one SST6-5000 steam turbine with an SCon-4000 condenser, two SGen6-1000A generators, one SGen6-2000H generator and two NEM duct-fired heat recovery steam generators. Bechtel will be responsible for the engineering and procurement for the balance of the plant, and the installation, construction and commissioning of the facility.
The gas turbines, steam turbines and generators will be manufactured at the Siemens factory in Charlotte, North Carolina, which is the main production facility for Siemens 60 Hz power generation.
“We are proud to continue our successful partnership with Panda Power Funds. This is the sixth project in a short period that we were awarded by Panda. It shows that we are continuously creating sustainable value for Panda with our experience in building successful turnkey power plant solutions,” said Martin Tartibi, Head of Gas Turbine Power Plant Solutions Americas at Siemens Power and Gas.
“Siemens continues to deliver outstanding customer service, superior technological solutions and great attention to detail,” said Todd Carter, president and senior partner of Panda Power Funds. “Equally important, they stand solidly behind their work. We are happy to work with them on another Panda project.”
In order to secure funds for the project, a finance package utilizing senior debt, mezzanine debt and equity has been obtained to cover the total project costs. In support of this package, the Financial Services Division of Siemens is also making a USD75 million equity investment.
“The fact that Stonewall is located in a high load-growth market and is being managed by a highly experienced team means there is a strong investment case for the project. Siemens’ partnership with Panda Power Funds exemplifies two strong contenders in the power generation market so we are very pleased to support the project on the financing side,” said Kirk Edelman, CEO of Siemens Financial Services Project and Structured Finance Power, Oil & Gas.
In 2012, Siemens received the first two orders from Panda Power Funds for the turnkey supply of the Panda Temple Power Project in Temple I, Texas, as well as the Panda Sherman Power Project in Sherman, Texas, also in consortium with Bechtel. In 2013 three more orders followed – the turnkey supply in consortium with Bechtel of Panda Temple II, two integrated power islands with H-class technology for the Liberty CCPP, and for the Patriot CCPP, both located in Pennsylvania.
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