Thursday February 19th, 2015 Siemens Plant Tour Event

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  • Thursday February 19th, 2015 Siemens Plant Tour Event


    60+ PIEDMONT-CAROLINA MEMBERS, GUEST AND STUDENTS ATTENDED THE PLANT TOUR OF HE SIEMENS MANUFACTURING FACILITY AT THE CHARLOTTE CAMPUS. THIS TOUR PROVIDES THE OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT THE MANUFACTURING AREAS FOR GAS TURBINES, STEAM TURBINES AND GENERATORS. NEW COMBINED CYCLE POWER PLANTS ARE TYPICALLY AROUND 60% EFFICIENT AND PROVIDE A CLEANER ALTERNATIVE TO COAL. POWER PLANT SOLUTIONS FROM SIEMENS PROVIDE A THIRD OF THE U.S. POWER SUPPLY. THE 42,000 SQUARE METER GAS TURBINE PLANT IS RELATIVELY NEW HAVING BEEN BUILT IN 2011. THE TOUR TOOK ABOUT 2 HOURS AND THE TURN-OUT WAS ONE OF THE LARGEST THIS GROUP HAS SEEN IN MANY YEARS.
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