Siemens builds combined cycle power plant for Evonik

30 June 2020

Siemens Energy is building another highly efficient combined cycle power plant for the specialty chemical company Evonik at its industrial location in Marl, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Consisting of one SGT-800 gas turbine, one SST-400 steam turbine, and two generators, the plant will produce power and heat with 90 megawatts of electrical capacity and 220 megawatts of thermal capacity. It will go into operation in 2022 replacing a backup gas power plant. Along with the power plant components, Siemens Energy is also supplying the SPPA-T3000 control system for controlling the cutting-edge plant. A long-term service agreement between Siemens Energy and Evonik will ensure the availability of the power plant and its components. 

Siemens Energy will develop and build the highly efficient power plant turnkey project as the general contractor. Siemens Financial Services and the KfW IPEX-Bank will fully finance the new plant during the construction phase and after commissioning with a project volume in the lower triple-digit million Euro range.

The construction of the new combined cycle power plant is the second combined heat and power (CHP) project implemented this year at the Marl Chemical Park, which is Evonik’s site.