The company said in a statement that the aero derivative gas turbine was packaged for rapid deployment and could be installed in less than two weeks, with an electrical generating capacity of up to 44 megawatts.
It said the SGT-A45 TR gas turbine could run on gas or liquid fuels, and transition smoothly between both fuel types while in operation, providing greater flexibility and ensuring continued operation should the main fuel supply become unavailable.
According to the statement, low nitrogen oxide emissions can be achieved with optional water injection, which also boosts the unit’s power output, particularly in warm climates.
It said, “Its design features outstanding power density, high fuel efficiency and excellent operational flexibility. This makes it particularly beneficial for customers with urgent power needs or in regions with less developed infrastructure.
“This innovative mobile power generation unit from Siemens provides significantly more electrical output than comparable models currently on the market.”
The company said in most cases, fewer turbine units would be required to produce the total desired plant output, adding that the SGT-A45 TR design was based on proven Siemens products and Rolls-Royce Aero-Engine technology.
The Chief Executive Officer, Siemens’ Distributed Generation business unit, Nick Muntz, was quoted as saying, “This innovative Siemens gas turbine will provide flexible and rapid supply of electricity, enabling it to quickly support critical power needs.
“The compact design of the SGT-A45 TR is especially well-suited for mobile power, for example, in Africa or South-East Asia, allowing us to capture a quickly growing market segment.”
According to the statement, the mobile unit can make immediate power to be available to the grid using proven technology, easy transport by air, land or sea and is also delivered and installed very fast for customers who need power quickly.
It said, “The gas turbine core utilises components from the Siemens Industrial Trent 60 that have been adapted to a proven free power turbine. This design leverages the know-how and experience gained from millions of operating hours accumulated in flight, industrial and marine service.
“The SGT-A45 TR gas turbine for mobile applications is part of Siemens’ overall fast power concept: a range of power solutions designed for fast deployment to satisfy the needs and demands of each customer, particularly in fast-growth regions and places where infrastructure has not yet been fully developed.”