Greentech Lead India: Siemens Energy has won an order to
supply UVAC 2010 (Universal Vacuum Air Collector) solar receivers for a
parabolic trough power plant to be built in Rajasthan, India.
Purchaser is Shiram EPC under contract to project
developer Abhijeet (Corporate Ispat Alloys Ltd). Siemens will supply over
17,000 solar receivers, which will generate all of the heat for the 50MW
facility. Startup for the solar plant is scheduled for spring 2013.
Siemens UVAC 2010 features high solar absorption and
reduced heat loss with outstanding product durability, offering solar field
developers consistently high revenues and reduced operating costs.
The Abhijeet power plant is being constructed as part of
the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), the Indian government’s
program for promoting solar power. The program envisages installing up to 20
gigawatts of solar power capacity in India by the year 2020.
“We view this first order from Shiram EPC Limited to be a demonstration of
their trust in our know-how and technology. The Indian CSP market is rapidly
developing, and with this step we strengthen our business for CSP
technology,” said Shmuel Fledel, CEO of Siemens Solar Thermal Energy
As already announced in January, Siemens has been awarded
three orders to supply a total of four steam turbine generator units for solar
thermal power plants in Rajasthan, including a steam turbine generator unit for
the Abhijeet plant.
“We are very impressed with the performance and the durability of the UVAC
2010. CSP plants have a long lifetime, and we know that we can rely on Siemens
to provide the plant with thermal heat for many years,” said M.K. Prasad,
senior vice president for Solar Business of Abhijeet.
In fiscal 2011, revenue from the Siemens’ Environmental Portfolio totaled about
30 billion euros, making Siemens one of the world’s largest suppliers of
In the same period, its products and solutions enabled
customers to reduce their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by nearly 320 million
tons, an amount equal to the total annual CO2 emissions of Berlin, Delhi, Hong
Kong, Istanbul, London, New York, Singapore and Tokyo.
In fiscal 2011 (ended September 30), the Energy Sector had revenues of EUR24.9
billion and received new orders totaling approximately EUR31.8 billion and
posted a profit of EUR3.9 billion.