31st August 2006
The new SST-PAC 400 back pressure steam turbinegenerator set to the Sappi Saiccor pulp mill in Umkomaas, Kwazulu-Natal, will supply the mill with electricity and process steam for pulp production.
The unit is expected to start commercial operation in February 2008.
"This order is another step towards further strengthening our leading position in co generation projects in the South African pulp-and-paper industry," said Siemens: new equipment sales director John Hazakis.
The turbine, which is flexible for different operating loads and provides optimum supply of steam to the processes, will be integrated into the mill’s overall process.
The turbine will be manufactured at the Siemens industrial turbine factory in Goerlitz, Germany.
Erection will be performed by local erection personnel from Siemens mechanical services in Wadeville, who will also provide the back-up support and after-sales service.
In fiscal 2005 Siemens power generation posted sales amounting to some € 8,1-billion and received new orders totaling €11-billion.
Edited by: Nelendhre Moodley