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Siemens to supply major components for SaskPower’s Chinook Power Station


October 19, 2016
By Renée Francoeur


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October 19, 2016 – Siemens is filling an order from Burns & McDonnell Canada to deliver a gas turbine, steam turbine, generators and related electrical equipment to SaskPower’s planned Chinook Power Station—a 350MW natural gas-fired power plant to be located near Swift Current, Sask.

“We are pleased to supply our equipment for this modern power infrastructure project,” said John Gibson, senior vice-president of sales, North America at Siemens Power and Gas. “Harnessing cleaner-burning and affordable natural gas, this fuel-efficient facility will deliver reliable power while also helping to reduce emissions.”

Specifically, Siemens will supply one SGT6-5000F gas turbine, one SST-900 steam turbine, one SGen6-1000A generator, and one SGen6-100A generator. The equipment will be produced in Charlotte, N.C., and Goerlitz and Erfurt, Germany.

The combined cycle facility will pair the gas and steam turbines to make more efficient use of the fuel consumed by the power plant, Siemens says. This will be accomplished by utilizing the exhaust heat from the gas turbine to generate steam to power the steam turbine.

Chinook Power Station, slated for operation in the fourth quarter of 2019, will be able to power about 300,000 homes, according to SaskPower.