Power Services gives a second life to two 130-Megawatt Siemens-made Steam Turbines in Hamburg, Germany

On September 7, 2016, Vattenfall Europe Wärme AG (VE-W), a subsidiary of Swedish utility company Vattenfall AB, agreed to an overhaul of two 130 megawatt (MW) Siemens-manufactured steam turbines at DHP Wedel Power Plant in Hamburg, Germany. Benefitting from Power Services’ other equipment manufacturer (oOEM) and technology capabilities, Vattenfall Europe is now set to meet the demand of the region well into the future. 

With the capability to service non-GE equipment, GE’s Power Services is proud to offer its customers distinct solutions, mitigating boundaries and obstacles that could otherwise impact productivity.  Partnering with GE, the Wedel Power station is well-positioned to continue to provide high-efficiency, cost-effective electricity without concern for equipment dissolution.

“We are pleased to work with GE, who presented us with a comprehensive proposal to refurbish our steam turbines to extend their lifetimes in order to guarantee a sustainable operation of the plant,” said Markus Wonka, plant manager from Vattenfall in Hamburg.   

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A successful history with GE

This agreement has its roots in a 25-year history of providing generation maintenance and repair solutions to Vattenfall’s coal plants throughout Germany.

“We are excited to work with Vattenfall to demonstrate our enhanced capabilities to service other manufacturers’ turbosets by providing a customized package to meet Vattenfall’s efficiency and reliability requirements—and demonstrate how GE’s coal generation portfolio is well-positioned to respond to the region’s future energy needs,” said Pascal Schweitzer, general manager of GE’s Power Services business in Europe. “This project offers Vattenfall the kind of value-added proposition they are looking for to remain competitive and environmentally sustainable.”

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