Siemens celebrates commissioning of industrial power plant in Tennessee


Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:00 am EST


Orlando, FL
  • Siemens supplies cogeneration technology for Tate & Lyle manufacturing plant
  • Combined heat and power system increases energy efficiency, reduces costs and emissions
  • Onsite power system boosts energy reliability and security


Siemens today celebrated the commissioning of Tate & Lyle’s cogeneration plant at its facility in Loudon, Tennessee. Siemens delivered two SGT-700 gas turbines and two SGen-100A generators for the natural gas-fired combined heat and power (CHP) system, with a maintenance plan to ensure safe and reliable operations for the long term. Tate & Lyle’s Loudon plant manufactures a range of corn-based specialty and bulk food and industrial ingredients.  By upgrading to these high efficiency gas turbines, the plant will reduce their operating costs while achieving higher energy output and greater fuel efficiency.

Combined heat and power (CHP) generation significantly reduces fuel consumption by making use of the heat normally emitted as waste. This means that the same electrical and thermal outputs can be achieved at much lower costs, while emissions are minimized.

“Siemens is proud to be the technology partner for Tate & Lyle, providing a highly efficient combined heat and power solution for the company’s Loudon manufacturing facility,” said John Gibson, Head of Sales North America, Siemens Power & Gas. “The trend toward distributed energy systems gives our customers an opportunity to implement innovative solutions to address their power generation needs. By generating electricity on-site and recovering heat that would typically be wasted, Tate & Lyle not only increases energy efficiency, but also substantially reduces energy costs and carbon emissions.”

“This was a complex and lengthy project”, said Gerry Schlueter, Plant Manager at Tate & Lyle’s facility in Loudon. “The strong partnership and technical expertise shown by Siemens played a key role in ensuring the project was completed on time and will deliver the planned benefits.”

With a broad power generation portfolio, Siemens works to meet the needs of energy users and producers of all kinds – including solutions for individual communities, industrial plants, data centers and hospitals. These systems enhance reliability and security while helping to reduce costs and emissions.

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Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis. With approximately 351,000 employees in 190 countries, Siemens reported worldwide revenue of $88.1 billion in fiscal 2016. Siemens in the USA reported revenue of $23.7 billion, including $5.4 billion in exports, and employs approximately 50,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico.


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Phone: (202) 344 5532