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The Future of Energy with Floating Power Plants

The SeaFloat technology combines state-of-the-art combined cyle power plant technology with the mobility and flexibility required by the current and future energy market. 

A New Concept for Japan's Power Needs

Read more in the POF article of March 2015.


Mobility, rapid deployment and flexibility shape our future

We have taken up the idea of floating power plants and brought our latest, highly efficient gas turbine frames on to floating devices, thus defining a new class of floating power plants. The evolution of open and combined cycle power plants from land to sea is based on our successful gas turbines series SGT-800, SGT-A65 and SGT-8000H.

Mobility, flexibility and no need for land acquisition are the most prominent features which distinguish SeaFloat power plants from conventional land-based plants. These features come along with short lead time due to high prefabrication grade and enhanced plug & play concept as well as reduced overall project investments making them interesting for various applications.

It is possible to electrify remote areas with mobile SeaFloat power plants enabling deployment and development and pushing economic growths in these areas.

Being able to provide fast power, countries facing catastrophes such as hurricanes or earthquakes can be supported quickly. Mobile SeaFloat power plants can help to rebuild countries suffering from damaged or destroyed infrastructure, bringing hope to the people and financial securities to banks and lenders.

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Overview - SeaFloat Solutions

SeaFloat responses to market requirements

What you can count on

Are you looking for a highly efficient combined cycle power plant but are limited in space or simply need mobile energy supply? Or do you want to replace one of your old assets with a highly efficient combined cycle power plant but you are facing high soil risks or brown field risks? Do you need a robust simple cycle power plant that will cover peak loads under tough conditions?

Highly efficient power plants, pre-installed on barges, platforms or vessels may be the right answer.

Rely on our SeaFloat advisory team to help you with business case optimizations and technical support already in early project phases.


This is our SeaFloat power plants range

The SeaFloat power plants range provides a choice of different gas turbine types: SGT-800, SGT-A65 and SGT-8000H. The power barge can be configured in accordance with the required business boundaries such as power output, efficiency and load regime. SeaFloat power barges can also be fitted with a desalination plant to accommodate people with clean potable water and help prevent diseases. The SeaFloat application provides flexibility and mobility as the right answer for the future power market.
All SeaFloat applications can be equipped with SIESTART™ hybrid solutions

SIESTART™ hybrid solutions page

SGT-800-based SeaFloat Solution

Development of remote areas

The SGT-800 combines a simple, robust design, for high reliability and easy maintenance, with high efficiency and low emissions. With more than 340 units sold and over 6 million equivalent operating hours, the SGT-800 is an excellent choice for industrial or oil and gas applications.  


SeaFloat power plants equipped with world-class efficient SGT-800 in combined cycle application are available in configurations for 150 MW up to 450 MW.

Operational flexibility based on actual operational requirements provides a wide field of applications in industrial environments as well as for baseload operation in remote areas. All gas and steam turbine packages are system-tested with dedicated electrical and control modules prior to shipment.


Continuous evolutionary optimizations, advanced remote diagnostic algorithms and forecasting of component life lead to world class reliability.

Learn more about the SGT-800 industrial gas turbine

SGT-800 product page

SGT-A65-based SeaFloat Solution

Fast and flexible

An SGT-A65 SeaFloat power plant offers fast delivery and installation of a highly flexible power generation plant without the requirement of high transmission voltage connections.


This product can also provide potable water manufactured from sea or brackish water as a byproduct.


It is a dual-fuel dual-frequency floating power barge providing unparalleled operational flexibility, high ambient temperature power output levels and excellent support services including black start for weak grids.

Using the latest highest-efficiency aero-engine technology at its core, the lightweight SGT-A65 gas turbine is designed to withstand the most demanding high-cycling operating profiles without incurring maintenance penalties.

This SeaFloat product is of major importance for applications that require fast delivery, power for isolated or remote locations, grid reinforcing for the short or medium term and disaster relief situations.

Learn more about the SGT-A65 aeroderivative gas turbine

SGT-A65 product page

SGT-8000H-based SeaFloat Solution

High performer in heavy duty gas turbines

The SGT5-8000H offers outstanding performance and high flexibility. With a gross power output of 450 MW and a quick ramp-up from start to full load, the turbine offers low lifecycle costs and helps to meet fluctuating power demands.

Even Siemens’ high end SGT-8000H gas turbine is available as SeaFloat application, in 1x1 as well as 2x1 combined cycle configurations. It delivers up to 1,330 MW with a plant efficiency of more than 61%, mainly focusing on the substitution of older plants such as nuclear power plants and coal fired power plants.

Learn more about the SGT-8000H heavy-duty gas turbine series

SGT5-8000H product page


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The SeaFloat concept uses Siemens’ proven equipment and reliable technology and optimizes these solutions for a floating application. All open cycle and combined cycle power plants can be installed on barges, ships or floating platforms depend-ing on project specific boundaries and business cases. Please fill out the form below and receive your download link.

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