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Siemens Announces SGT-9000HL Gas Turbine to Re-Power Cooperative Energy’s R.D. Morrow, Sr. Generating Station

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

  • Siemens gas turbine, generator, and controls system chosen to re-power Cooperative Energy’s R.D. Morrow, Sr. Generating Station in Purvis, Mississippi
  • Re-powering the R.D. Morrow, Sr. Generating Station with Siemens’ combined-cycle natural gas technology will improve efficiency and reduce emissions
  • Siemens secures 20-year, long-term service contract with Cooperative Energy for the turbine and generator technologies

Siemens announced a new order to supply natural gas power generation hardware, software, and service support to re-power Cooperative Energy’s R.D. Morrow, Sr. Generating Station facility in Purvis, Mississippi. Cooperative Energy will use Siemens’ SGT6-9000HL natural gas-powered turbine, SGen6-3000W generator, and SPPA-T3000 turbine controls system to re-power the facility’s existing coal-powered steam turbines. The natural gas-fueled combined cycle power plant (CCPP) has a gross installed electrical capacity of nearly 550 megawatts (MW) and will supply reliable electricity to Cooperative Energy’s 11 Member cooperatives, which collectively serve approximately 430,000 homes and businesses across the state.

Cooperative Energy will re-power one of its existing coal-fired generation units with a Siemens SGT6-9000HL turbine, derived from proven Siemens H-class technology and the company’s more than 170-year engineering legacy. Siemens’ SGT6-9000HL advanced air-cooled gas turbine uses new innovative technologies and design features to reach next levels of combined cycle efficiency.

Siemens has also been awarded a 20-year, long-term service agreement, that will help support the gas turbine and generator’s optimal operating efficiency during the life cycle of the project. The contract includes service on parts, repairs, field services, program management, and offerings from Siemens’ Omnivise Digital Services portfolio, including remote monitoring and diagnostics. The contract continues Siemens’ long-standing relationship with Cooperative Energy that also includes servicing the SGT6-5000F units at Cooperative Energy’s at Batesville, Mississippi facility.

Two additional power plants are currently under construction that will rely on Siemens HL-class gas turbine technology in North Carolina, and in Lincolnshire, UK.

“Building on our well-established foundation with Cooperative Energy’s Batesville Generating Station, we are pleased to again partner with them on the re-powering of their R.D. Morrow, Sr. facility,” said John Gibson, Country Division Lead for U.S. Power and Gas, Siemens. “The rigorous development of Siemens’ SGT6-9000HL combines the world-class pedigree of our H-class with cutting-edge advancements. This technology is ideally suited to supply reliable, affordable, and low-carbon power across the state of Mississippi.”

“The Cooperative Energy consultants and staff went through a rigorous evaluation of the various combustion turbine technologies available and selected the Siemens SGT6-9000HL as the best overall technology for the Morrow Repower Project,” said Nathan Brown. Cooperative Energy’s senior vice president and chief operating officer. “Utilizing the Siemens technology, we believe the resulting combined cycle unit at Plant Morrow will provide low-cost, reliable and low-emission energy for our Members for many years to come.”

For further information on Siemens Power and Gas Division, please see www.siemens.com/about/en/businesses/power-and-gas.htm

For further information on Siemens Digital Services for Energy, please see www.siemens.com/digital-services-energy

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 170 years. The company is active around the globe, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of efficient power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. With its publicly listed subsidiary Siemens Healthineers AG, the company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2018, which ended on September 30, 2018, Siemens generated revenue of €83.0 billion and net income of €6.1 billion. At the end of September 2018, the company had around 379,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com.

About Cooperative Energy

Cooperative Energy generates and transmits electricity to 11 Member-owned electric distribution cooperatives. Known as the Power of 12, Cooperative Energy and its Member cooperatives work together to provide safe, reliable and affordable power from the Mississippi Delta to the Coast. The 11 electric cooperatives own and maintain approximately 56,700 miles of distribution lines and provide service to approximately 430,000 homes and businesses throughout 55 counties.

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