The powerful potential of sugarcane

Watch our movie to experience how an enhanced sugar mill works. Thailands largest sugar exporter Mitr Phol teams up with Siemens for intelligent solutions for tough challenges. Efficient power generation and optimized processes are the result of a long-standing relationship.
Introduction

Turning biomass into profit with Siemens steam turbines

Creating green, CO₂-neutral energy from bagasse requires the highest levels of efficiency. The goal of any plant is to extract as much natural energy as possible, whether that energy is sugar itself or steam and power to be sold to the grid.

By choosing and using the right equipment, manufacturers can reap huge financial rewards and feel good about running a sustainable operation that is fit for the future. Cogeneration – the ability to create two forms of energy from a single fuel source – has many benefits, both on a local and global level.

 

With over a century of experience in turbine technology, Siemens has delivered solutions for a wide range of purposes. For the sugar industry, turbines of up to 50 MW are the most relevant. Whether you run a small, medium, or large mill, we have the best-fitting and easily maintainable solution to match your needs and profit without creating more greenhouse gases.

Centered on biomass – an integral part of the industry

Steam turbines for sugar mills

A surge of power: The right turbine for your plant

With over a century of experience in turbine technology, Siemens has delivered solutions for a wide range of purposes. For the sugar industry, turbines of up to 50 MW are the most relevant. Whether you run a small, medium, or large mill, we have the best-fitting and easily maintainable solution to match your needs.
Deep dive: How high-tech steam turbines and generators leverage efficient cane sugar and electricity production

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More efficiency with flexible solutions

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Flexible turbines for tailored performance

Part-load operation

In order to harvest as much sugarcane as possible during the production season, steam turbines must operate with high reliability and availability. Each day offline can cause huge losses. Not every mill always runs under full load, and bagasse can differ in its moisture and ash content, resulting in an inconsistent steam parameter. To solve this, part-load operation optimizes the efficiency and power output of the turbine if there is not enough sugarcane to crush. This feature ensures consistent results from season to season.

Steam extraction

During controlled and uncontrolled extraction, steam is released from various stages of the turbine and used for industrial processes, or sent to boiler feedwater heaters to improve overall cycle efficiency. To ensure you have a tailor-made turbine solution, Siemens provides controlled and uncontrolled extraction when you need it. Our experts will help you find the optimum balance between high efficiency and low cost.

Homogeneous geometrical casing design

This innovative design approach means Siemens turbines provide distinct benefits:

  • Quick start times (up to 50 percent faster)
  • Fast load changes – full load or partial load
  • High efficiency
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