Siemens has been awarded a 23-year long-term service and maintenance agreement for the upcoming Panda Hummel Station, a 1,124 megawatt (MW) combined cycle power plant in Pennsylvania. The customer is Panda Power Funds, headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

The rotor of an SGT6-5000F gas turbine during assembly.

The new agreement includes coverage of scheduled maintenance activities, program management, and parts for the plant’s three SGT6-5000F gas turbines. It also includes inspection services for the SST6-5000 steam turbine, the three SGen6-1000A air-cooled generators within the gas turbine packages, and for the one hydrogen-cooled SGen6-2000H generator as part of the steam turbine package. A resident engineer will be located on site for the first three years.

Also included in the agreement is Siemens Power DiagnosticsTM, a data-driven product from the Siemens Digital Services portfolio that is designed to help identify, assess and diagnose abnormal operating conditions and to recommend actions to be taken before an issue impacts operations.

“Siemens Power Generation Services has a long and successful track record with Panda Power Funds, and we are pleased to be continuing our work together at the soon-to-be completed Panda Hummel Station,” said Tim Holt, CEO, Siemens Power & Gas Services Business Unit. “Long-term agreements such as this one underscore our commitment to providing our customers with full lifecycle support. We look forward to working with Panda on this and other projects for many years to come.”

All 15 Siemens gas turbines (11 SGT6-5000F and four SGT6-8000H units) ordered by Panda Power Funds since 2012 have long-term service agreements in place with Siemens. Panda Hummel Station is the seventh project in the U.S. and the third in Pennsylvania awarded by Panda to Siemens for both power generation equipment and long-term service.

Scheduled to begin operations in 2018, the Panda Hummel Station will supply power to more than one million households in the Mid-Atlantic region, including Philadelphia and New York City. The new Marcellus gas-fueled, combined cycle power project is located near Shamokin Dam in Snyder County, Pennsylvania, occupying 18 acres at the site of the recently retired Sunbury coal-fired power plant.

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