145-MW Floating Power Station Commissioned for Santo Domingo
ST Engineering, Singapore, will be responsible for engineering, procurement and construction of a barge-mounted, 145-MW combined-cycle gas turbine power plant in the harbor of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The Estrella del Mar III project was awarded in the fall of 2018 to Siemens and ST Engineering’s marine arm by Transcontinental Capital Corp. (Bermuda) Ltd. The project’s cost was not disclosed. Siemens will lead the team in constructing the SCC-800 SeaFloat plant, consisting of two SGT-800 gas turbines and one SST-600 steam turbine, under a turnkey plug-and-play concept. A 5-MW/10-MWh battery energy storage system will be integrated with the plant by Fluence Energy, a joint venture of Siemens and AES. The gas and steam turbine generation sets are of single-lift package design for floating applications utilizing integrated based frame design with three-point mount, according to Siemens. Estrella del Mar III, the first SeaFloat order, is scheduled to start operation in spring 2021.