Siemens aims deeper into geothermal with new turbine

Siemens has planted its flag at the heart of the geothermal sector by launching a steam turbine specifically designed for the industry.

The German engineering giant unveiled a geothermal-friendly variant of its SST-400 steam turbine, which is already used in industrial applications and at concentrating solar power (CSP) plants.

Siemens says global installed geothermal capacity is expected to triple to 31GW by 2020.

The German group names the US, the Philippines and Indonesia as existing major geothermal markets, with untapped potential in areas including East Africa, Russia and Turkey.

The company already provides a range of equipment to geothermal projects, but the market for steam turbines is dominated by Japanese suppliers such as Toshiba Log in to read complete article.

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