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Siemens receives first order from Japan for two H-Class gas turbines


Siemens has received its first order from Japan for delivery of two H-Class gas turbines.

The picture shows the assembly of the SGT5-8000H at the gas turbine plant in Berlin.

The two SGT5-8000H gas turbines will form the core of the combined cycle power plant of Kobe Steel, Ltd. (KOBELCO) in Moka City, Tochigi Prefecture in Japan. Customer is Fuji Electric Co, Ltd., Japan, who will be erecting the plant on a turnkey basis for the end customer KOBELCO at its site.

The plant is located inland some 50km west from the shore of the Pacific Ocean and therefore equipped with an air-cooled condenser. It is scheduled to begin commercial operation at the end of 2019. Approval of the environmental impact assessment for the power plant, which will have the most efficient machine in this performance category in the world, is expected to be granted in mid-2016.

With an installed capacity of more than 1.2 gigawatts and an efficiency level of more than 61 percent, this will be the most powerful and most efficient gas-fired power plant in the country. Siemens will be supplying two SGT5-8000H gas turbines, each with a capacity of 400 megawatts, along with the associated auxiliary systems.

The fleet of Siemens H-class gas turbines achieved more than 100,000 equivalent operating hours at the end of September 2014. Including this order, Siemens has now sold 41 H-class gas turbines worldwide. Thirteen of these machines are currently in successful commercial operation with a high degree of starting reliability and availability.

"We are pleased that we have now been able to enter onto the Japanese market with our innovative and yet extensively proven gas turbine after selling them in South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines. Our H-Class turbine series, with its record-setting levels of performance and efficiency, is excellently suited for countries which need to meet their power demands quickly and with the latest technology and using machines with proven reliability", declares Roland Fischer, CEO of the Siemens Division Power and Gas.

For further information on SGT-8000H gas turbine series, please see

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of combined cycle turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. 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 2014, which ended on Sep-tember 30, 2014, Siemens generated revenue from continuing operations of €71.9 billion and net income of €5.5 billion. At the end of September 2014, the company had around 357,000 employees worldwide.

Further information is available on the Internet at

Reference Number: PR2014110066PGEN


Ms. Gerda Gottschick
Power and Gas Division
Siemens AG

Freyeslebenstr. 1

91058 Erlangen


Tel: +49 (9131) 18-85753




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