By 2030, the ambition is that all district heating in Gothenburg, Sweden, will be produced by renewable or recovered energy sources. With this in mind Göteborg Energi and Siemens have come together in a cooperation agreement with the aim of testing gas turbine technology that enables the operation of renewable fuels in the Rya combined heat and power (CHP) plant, which is normally powered by natural gas.
An SGT-800 test turbine has been installed at the Rya combined heat and power plant (CHP) for the validation of 3D printed burners, allowing different fossil-free fuels to be tested in the plant. The production of gas turbine burners using additive manufacturing (AM) makes a decisive contribution to accelerating the research and development process for new technologies that contribute to a greener energy supply.
The AM team within Siemens Gas & Power has initiated the development of a new accelerated validation process for new technologies and components and this process is already working in the Rya CHP plant. The special test engine is installed at the plant to support new developments.
Converting a coal power plant into a modern gas-fired combined cycle power plant, such as the Rya CHP plant in Gothenburg, can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about two-thirds. By co-burning natural gas with an increasing share of hydrogen or biofuel, emissions can then be further reduced gradually.
The Rya combined cycle power plant was delivered turnkey by Siemens 2006 and includes three SGT-800 gas turbines.
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