Siemens Energy has been awarded an order for three of its model SGT-500 gas turbines to Edo Cement for a new plant being constructed by the BUA Group in Nigeria. The order marks the first deliveries of such units to the southwest African country.
These industrial turbines will be deployed for electric power generation for the Okpella Cement Factory in Okpella, a city located in the Nigerian state of Edo, providing the added benefit of low emissions.
"This turbine is currently undergoing a renaissance. Demand in offshore applications for power and heat generation firing heavy fuel oil and heavy crude oil is on the rise. The SGT-500 is optimally designed for such use and offers a decisive advantage: while it is smaller and lighter than diesel engines, it delivers comparable output," explains Dr. Markus Tacke, head of the Business Unit Industrial Power at Siemens Energy Sector.
"Only a limited number of personnel are required for the operation and maintenance of these units," he added.
The SGT-500 industrial gas turbine has a power output range from 15MW to 20MW.
Delivery of the gas turbines is scheduled for 2014.