The Sloecentrale is a modern gas fired power plant, based on the combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) concept. The power plant consists of two identical units with each a capacity of approximately 435 MW electrical output. The Sloecentrale is subject to dispatch and must therefore have a high efficiency and a maximum operational flexibility. The supplier of the power plant (Siemens AG) has supplied the latest upgrade of it’s gas turbines (the so called SCC5-4000F) in a single shaft configuration. This means that each unit has the gas turbine, the steam turbine and the generator on one shaft. Further the power plant contains Benson type boilers, which give Sloe Centrale the possibility to start-up and shut down the plant in a very efficient way.
The plant is making use of direct seawater cooling, by taking cooling water from the Van Cittershaven and discharging the cooling water in the adjacent Sloehaven. The low seawater temperatures have the advantage of producing more output and consequently a higher efficiency of the plant.
The burners in the gas turbines are of the latest dry-low-NOx-burner types and are meeting the most stringent requirement on NOx-emissions.