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Which gas turbine is able

to reach this high level of performance?

The SGT5-8000H tried, tested and trusted

Answers for energy.

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Output of the Siemens Gas Turbine


* Gross: ISO ambient conditions



Output of 375 MW in simple cycle operation

Siemens developed its new generation H-Class
Siemens Gas Turbine (SGT), the SGT-8000H series,
driven by the main goals to reduce emissions and
preserve our environment for future generations.
The 50 Hz version was built and shipped to be
validated at a gas turbine power plant in Irsching,
Germany, where it has demonstrated its capabilities
under real operating conditions. This innovative
gas turbine is characterized by:
efficiency of 40 % in simple cycle operation
low life-cycle costs
high reliability and availability
operational flexibility
low emissions.
The 60 Hz version, SGT6-8000H, is being completed
now its 50 Hz brother is fully validated.

Bernhard Fischer

In actual operation, the

SGT5-8000H has more than
met our high expectations:
During roughly 1,200 hours
of testing in Irsching, Block 4,
we were able to experience
the performance of the worlds
most efficient gas turbine
for ourselves. Expansion
is currently under way to a
combined cycle power plant.
With its commissioning in the
year 2011, it will similarly set
new standards when it comes
to efficiency and output.
Dr. Bernhard Fischer,
Member of the Board
of Management
E.ON Energie AG, Germany

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Gas turbine

Proven efficiency
and output proven
economic advantages
With the SGT5-8000H, we are entering a new
dimension of sustainable power generation.
This gas turbine generates 375 MW in simple cycle
operation and 570 MW in combined cycle
operation with an efficiency of over 60 %.

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Bundled know-how and experience

From the customers point of view

Less complexity for more efficiency

The new, advanced SGT-8000H series

gas turbines and the SCC-8000H series
combined cycle power plants feature bestin-class technology derived from our long
line of large direct-drive Siemens 50 Hz
and 60 Hz heavy-duty gas turbines and
power plants. A highly qualified international team of over 250 experienced
engineers and over 500 employees worked
hand in hand in developing, manufacturing and assembling this new gas turbine.

The advanced technology of the fully

air cooled SGT-8000H series gas turbine
continues our long-standing tradition
of satisfying the needs of our customers
all around the world. We take an evolutionary approach when designing our
new turbines by incorporating proven
features based on the experience gained
with our reliable operating units over
decades. In developing the worlds largest
H-Class gas turbine for unmatched combined cycle efficiency, we combined the
best features of our proven 50 Hz and
60 Hz Siemens heavy-duty gas turbine
product lines with new, innovative technological developments.

To achieve higher operational flexibility for

both the gas turbine and the power plant,
the gas turbine features less complex but
proven technology, including the use of air
cooling over steam cooling for the H-Class.
Air cooling as a design strategy makes the
SGT-8000H series gas turbines an excellent
choice for repowering, as there are no ties
to the steam cycle required.



Efficiency of the Siemens Combined Cycle

Power Plant SCC-8000H*

* Net: ISO ambient conditions



Over 60 % efficiency in combined cycle operation

The Combined Cycle Power Plant SCC-8000H
is designed to lower life-cycle costs:
over 60 % efficiency in combined cycle mode
and reduced emissions at partial load
less complexity in engine and parts lowers
maintenance and operating costs
a straightforward operational concept.



Output of the Siemens Combined Cycle

Power Plant SCC5-8000H 1S*

* Net: ISO ambient conditions



Output of 570 MW in combined cycle operation

The SCC5-8000H 1S has an output of 570 MW
and an efficiency of over 60 %. Its main efficiency
features include:
new compressor with advanced blade design
advanced materials to increase the firing and
exhaust-gas temperature
advanced sealing system to prevent cooling air loss
advanced high-efficiency combined cycle process
with BENSON boiler, tuned to the mass flow and
exhaust-gas temperature of the SGT-8000H
higher operational flexibility with approximately
40 minutes plant start-up time from hot.
The features for advanced operating flexibility include:
an air cooled engine for a cooling method
that is always present at speed
fast start-up and cycling capability to support
intermediate load requirements
less complexity in engine and plant design, leading to
more flexibility in operation and reduced start-up time
improved turndown capability for high efficiency
and low-emissions in partial load operation.

Power plant

Innovative plant
technology that benefits
our customers
As the latest addition to our comprehensive gas turbine
product line, the new SGT-8000H series, and the Siemens
Combined Cycle Power Plant (SCC), the SCC-8000H series,
address the worldwide demand for more environmentally
compatible energy. This new gas turbine frame combines
the best features of the existing product lines with latest
technology advancements.

Pioneering solutions for plant technology

Well-thought-out concepts

Secure long-term productivity

The Siemens Combined Cycle single-shaft

reference power plant has evolved over
the years to be a favorite for combined
cycle power plants in the 400 MW Class
in the 50 Hz world. The first single-shaft
plant with a Siemens F-Class gas turbine
was built in 1997. Based on the large
fleet of existing F-Class single-shaft power
plants and the experience gained from
the Irsching 4 project, the new H-Class
reference power plant SCC5-8000H 1S
was developed.

The primary focus of our Reference

Power Plant (RPP) program is to develop
plant designs that offer high customer
benefit through low life-cycle costs.
Furthermore, the modular concept used
in the RPP program allows easy adaptation to specific customer needs and
site requirements. The combination of
world-class gas and steam turbine and
generator technologies with trendsetting power plant system integration
results in a highly efficient plant that
provides reliable low-cost electricity.

Our plant solutions provide an optimum

balance between capital cost, plant performance, and operational and maintenance
considerations. Pre-engineered modular
options have been developed to further
address individual needs. Plant exhaust
emissions are minimized by the proven
Siemens dry low NOx can annular system.

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Working day and

night for a business
that never sleeps
People who work at Siemens are passionate about
power plants. Their dedication is key to the excellent
performance of the power plants planned, built,
serviced, operated and modernized by us.

Always at your service:

our maintenance team
In times of stark energy price fluctuations,
market instability and a highly competitive
environment, Siemens remains a constant,
reliable partner. More than 4,000 highly
qualified power plant engineers, technicians and service specialists are at work
all over the world keeping our technology
running. We speak the language of our
customers, provide inspections, maintenance, repairs and spare parts for turbines,
generators and boilers, and are responsive
to customers needs at a moments notice.

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Dedicated to success

Every step matters

With specific performance enhancement

programs we prepare power plants for
tomorrow and beyond. There are many
options available, including raising the
combustion temperature, changing the
fuel, converting the system, redesigning
turbines, generators, boilers and control
technology, and reducing emissions.
We continue to develop and implement
new technologies to face future energy
needs head on.

When planning ahead, a service program

can best support long-term goals. Siemens
helps to proactively protect plant performance with various service options. We
offer customized service programs that can
include scheduled inspections, preventive
maintenance, replacement parts programs,
training and more.

Reliable service


100 % reliable service

Siemens offers maintenance expertise for highest
plant reliability. We work day and night to make
your energy business as successful as possible.
Our service includes:
lifetime extension.

Technical data

Performance that
speaks for itself
The SGT-8000H gas turbine series and the SCC-8000H
combined cycle power plant series are avid environmental
stewards with an annual 40,000 ton reduction in CO2
emissions compared with todays conventional combined
cycle plants. This latest series of advanced gas turbines
is commercially available for both 50 Hz and 60 Hz

Siemens Gas Turbine*

Gross power output [MW]
Gross efficiency [%]
Pressure ratio

50 Hz

60 Hz











Exhaust mass flow [kg/s]



Exhaust mass flow [lb/s]



Exhaust temperature [C/F]

Gas Turbine Emissions



NOx [ppm]



CO [ppm]



Gas Turbine Physical Dimensions



Weight [t]



Length [m]



Height [m]




Width [m]

Siemens Combined Cycle Power Plant*


50 Hz

60 Hz



Net power output [MW]



Net efficiency [%]

> 60

> 60

Net heat rate [kJ/kWh]



Net heat rate [Btu/kWh]



~ 40

~ 40

Start-up time
[minutes hot start expected]

* ISO ambient conditions

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