District heating for Amsterdam as combined cycle plants commence

Date: 26/06/2013

Two combined cycle power plants were inaugurated in Amsterdam, Netherlands this week and as well as providing 440 MW each in power capacity, the plants will provide district heating for the city.

The Hemweg 9 and Diemen 34 combined cycle power plants are equipped with an F-Class gas turbine and has an efficiency of almost 60 per cent. The Diemen 34 power plant also produces about 260 MWth (thermal megawatts) of district heat for Amsterdam. This increases the maximum efficiency to 85 per cent.

“The two highly modern combined cycle power plants that we’ve constructed in Amsterdam provide our customers with numerous economic advantages,” says Lothar Balling, head of Gas Turbine Power Plant Solutions at Siemens Energy. “The district heat extraction assures our customer of additional revenue and the extreme service friendliness of our equipment minimizes maintenance-related production losses.”

Source: COSPP