Centrax secures first orders for CX300 (8.5 MW)

Centrax Gas Turbines has made its first sales of the Siemens SGT-300 (8.5 MW) gas turbine to the industrial power generation market.

The first order is with Ahlstrom, a world leader in the production of sulfurized paper for cooking based in Saint Séverin, near Bordeaux France. The CX300 (8.5 MW) installation will be managed by Engie (formally Cofely); the gas turbine will produce steam and electricity for the plant and its processes. Handover is due in January 2017.

The second order is for Mayr-Melnhof Karton, a board mill in Eerbeek, the Netherlands. The large carton board producing company approached Centrax for possible solutions to update their Netherlands-based mill; the CX300 (8.5 MW) was selected because of the excellent fit for both performance and thermal output. Handover is 15 June 2017.

The latest generation of the Siemens SGT-300 is a twin-shaft variant and offers the best efficiency in its class. Exceeding 34% efficiency, it makes the CX300 (8.5 MW) the most efficient 8 MW gas turbine on the market. Also, with its steam-raising capability, the CX300 (8.5 MW) is an excellent choice for cogeneration.

The 8MW CX300 generator set incorporates the next generation of Siemens’ longstanding SGT300 engine. With over 20 years’ experience, the SGT-300 has an excellent reputation for being a workhorse in power generation and combined heat and power applications.

Centrax has been very successful in selling its CX400 generator set, which is based on the Siemens SGT-400 engine, to the European market, including its most recent order with UEM, a French utility company. The success of the CX400 package, along with the SGT-300’s reputation has led Centrax to secure its first two orders for the CX300 (8.5 MW).