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Siemens begins construction work on 430MW power plant in Germany

14 Jul 2011

Siemens Energy has started work on turnkey erection of the Knapsack II combined-cycle power plant at Hurth near Cologne, Germany.

The facility is being built in Hurth's chemical industry park and will have an installed generating capacity of about 430MW.

In September 2010, Siemens and Norwegian power supply company Statkraft signed a contract to build the power plant, which is scheduled to commence operation in 2013.

Siemens is delivering a Model SGT5-4000F gas turbine, an SST5-5000 steam turbine, and an SGen5-2000H electrical generator as well as the complete electrical equipment and SPPA-T3000 instrumentation and control system for the plant.