Canadian Manufacturing

Alcoa wins huge Siemen’s turbine contract

Siemens F-Class turbine which generates enough power to supply the energy needs of a city of 300,000


NEW YORK—Aluminum giant Alcoa’s Power and Propulsion (APP) division will supply blades and vanes for a wide range of industrial gas turbines built by Siemens Energy.

Siemens Energy is a leading suppliers of products, solutions and services in the energy technology field. Contract terms were not disclosed.

“As a global leader in investment castings, we are well-positioned to support demand for industrial gas turbines as power suppliers use greater amounts of low-priced natural gas to produce electricity.”

Alcoa parts made in the U.S. and Europe will be used in, among others, the Siemens F-Class turbine which generates enough power to supply the energy needs of a city of 300,000 residents.

“Alcoa’s blades and vanes operate in the most demanding section of the turbine, where temperatures sometimes exceed the melting point of the casting and the rotational rate exceeds the speed of sound,” said Andreas Fischer-Ludwig, Director of Global Blades & Vane Business at Siemens Energy. “But even in that severe environment, Alcoa technology keeps the castings working optimally, which is crucial to our global customers who need to generate electricity dependably.”

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