Siemens completed the supply, installation and commissioning of an 8.5 MW steam turbine, gear box and related control panels for Kolkata-based Shakambhari Ispat & Power, one of the leading manufacturers of steel and supply of power. This installation is in addition to an 8 MW steam turbine that was delivered in a record time of three months.
Steam Turbines – Economically Viable Investment
According to Shakambhari Ispat & Power, being part of a steel producing plant, continuous operation has always been a concern for the company. This association with Siemens has given them access to a wide variety of technically superior solutions to address their primary concern. The use of efficient turbines has already reduced consumption of coal. Moreover, solutions such as Remote Diagnostic System, Combustion Optimizer and new-age control systems will reduce the downtime of the plant and turn it into a more profitable unit.
A senior official from Siemens stated that growing energy demand and rising energy prices make investment in turbines economically viable. The modular design concept of the installed steam turbines ensures high flexibility, availability, and a reduction of time-to-market. Implementation of such cost-efficient solutions can lead to a gradual transformation of existing plants, helping manufacturers secure operational benefits over the long term. Siemens’ technology also helps to reduce the carbon footprint.
Improving Efficiency and Reducing Cost
The industrial power sector has witnessed a remarkable growth in the last couple of years. The demand for power and energy continues to rise and related energy costs have kept pace. The efficient utilization of available energy sources has become essential and many industrial companies are prospecting for opportunities and solutions for improving efficiency or reducing costs. Siemens steam turbines can be instrumental in meeting targets of improved efficiency or reduced costs in industrial power plants.
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