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Siemens supplying turbines for Kemper County plant

KEMPER COUNTY — Siemens Energy has been awarded a contract from Mississippi Power Company (MPC) to supply two SGT6-PAC 5000F gas turbine packages for MPC’s proposed coal-fired integrated gasification combined-cycle (IGCC) power plant in Kemper County.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Siemens’ scope of supply comprises two gas turbine packages, each consisting of a model SGT6-5000F gas turbine with a rated capacity of 232 MW, an air-cooled generator and Siemens’ innovative SPPA-T3000 power plant control system.

“This proven, highly efficient gas turbine model has already clocked more than 6.5 million operating hours and is very well suited for IGCC applications because it is highly flexible and operates well firing the syngas produced by gasifying coal – which is, of course, a domestic energy resource,” said Michael Suess, CEO of the Fossil Power Generation Division of Siemens’ Energy Sector. “Both of these modern gas turbines will be manufactured at our new 60 Hz gas and steam turbine production hub in Charlotte, N.C.”

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