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Siemens to Supply Three More Super-Efficient Gas Turbines for U.S. Power Plant

  Siemens to Supply Three More Super-Efficient Gas Turbines for U.S. Power
  Plant

Florida Power & Light Company customers expected to save more than USD 400
million over the new plant’s operational life due largely to efficiency
improvements

Business Wire

ERLANGEN, Germany -- December 17, 2012

Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) has contracted Siemens to supply three
highly efficient and flexible H-Class gas turbines to modernize its Port
Everglades Next Generation Clean Energy Center, scheduled to start commercial
operation in 2016. Due to the high degree of efficiency of the latest Siemens
turbine technology, FPL expects the modernized plant to generate power using
approximately one-third less fuel per megawatt-hour than the existing
facility. During its 30-year operational life, the new plant is expected to
produce more than USD 400 million in net savings for FPL customers over and
above the cost of construction.

The order follows a contract in 2010 for the supply of six H-Class gas
turbines for the modernization of FPL´s Cape Canaveral and Riviera Beach Next
Generation Clean Energy Centers, which will showcase the entry of the H-Class
technology in the U.S. market – one of the world’s most important electricity
markets. The first of these previously ordered H-Class gas turbines was
already started successfully on November 21, 2012 at FPL’s Cape Canaveral Next
Generation Clean Energy Center, which is scheduled to enter commercial
operations in 2013. FPL’s Riviera Beach Next Generation Clean Energy Center is
scheduled to enter commercial operation in 2014.

The H-Class gas turbine made power plant history in May 2011 when it achieved
world-record efficiency of 60.75 percent at a combined-cycle power plant in
Irsching, Germany. Since its initial startup, this new machine has run
extremely successfully for more than 18,000 operating hours. With the order
for FPL’s Port Everglades Next Generation Clean Energy Center, the total
number of record-breaking H-Class turbines sold worldwide has now increased to
20. “Our turbine technology is the perfect fit for a reliable, clean and
affordable energy supply. As the market leader for advanced gas turbines, we
are proud to support FPL in contributing to clean power generation in
Florida,” said Michael Suess, CEO of Siemens Energy.

The market for gas-fired power plants in the United States is expected to
virtually triple from 7 gigawatts today to about 22 gigawatts in 2020. “With
the right technology and with our local manufacturing capabilities, we are in
the starting blocks for the anticipated growth in the United States gas
market,” said Suess.

FPL, a subsidiary of U.S.-based NextEra Energy, Inc., serves the third most
customers of any American electric utility, with approximately 4.6 million
accounts, and is known for its reliable service, clean emissions profile and
low rates.

Advanced gas turbines are part of Siemens’ Environmental Portfolio. In fiscal
2011, revenue from the Portfolio totaled about €30 billion, making Siemens one
of the world’s largest suppliers of ecofriendly technologies. In the same
period, our products and solutions enabled customers to reduce their carbon
dioxide (CO[2]) emissions by nearly 320 million tons, an amount equal to the
total annual CO[2 ]emissions of Berlin, Delhi, Hong Kong, Istanbul, London,
New York, Singapore and Tokyo.

The Siemens Energy Sector is the world’s leading supplier of a broad spectrum
of products, services and solutions for power generation in thermal power
plants and using renewables, power transmission in grids and for the
extraction, processing and transport of oil and gas. In fiscal 2012 (ended
September 30), the Energy Sector had revenues of EUR27.5 billion and received
new orders totaling approximately EUR26.9 billion and posted a profit of
EUR2.2 billion. On September 30, 2012, the Energy Sector had a work force of
almost 86,000. Further information is available at: www.siemens.com/energy.

Contact:

Media Relations:
Siemens AG
Energy Sector – Fossil Power Generation Division
Christian Stuart Wilson, +49 9131 18-4974
christian_stuart.wilson@siemens.com
 
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