This project has been delayed.

Siemens Energy has been awarded three orders by different customers to supply a total of four steam turbine generator units for concentrating solar thermal power plants in the Indian state of Rajasthan.

The steam turbines of type SST-700 are intended for the Godawari, Abhijeet and Diwakar & KVK parabolic trough solar power plants. With a total rating of 300 megawatts (MW), these concentrating solar power plants will make a contribution to meeting India’s growing electricity demand from solar power when they go on line in the spring of 2013.

All four concentrated power plant projects in the state of Rajasthan are being constructed as part of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), the Indian government’s ongoing program for promoting solar power. The program envisages installing up to 20 gigawatts of solar power capacity in India by the year 2022.

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