Modernization & Upgrades for Utility Steam Turbines

Tailored Service for your Equipment

In a performance-based market structure, when plants are managed as profit centers, it is necessary to strategically improve efficiency, optimize capacity, minimize costs and maintain high reliability in order to be competitive - especially when it comes to aging plants. Therefore, Siemens Energy Service has developed an array of Performance Enhancement solutions that can help you make your generating assets more profitable.


The Perfect Modernization Solution for your Steam Turbine

Given the relatively low fuel cost of coal- and nuclear-powered steam turbine generators, and the increasing strategic value of existing sites, a modernization of existing equipment can be more cost-effective and faster than installing new generation equipment.

Performance Enhancement solutions can help you improve assets and environmental compatibility, as well as lead to higher reliability and overall performance.


Our customers are impressed by the performance enhancements resulting from modernizations. We can prepare your power plant, your plant in the oil & gas sector or your industrial plant for tomorrow and beyond.


We inspect your plant, whether it’s a Siemens Energy plant or a plant by another OEM, and give you the options tailored to your needs.

Focused on the turbine generator and its auxiliaries, Siemens Energy provides the interface across various disciplines to address the boiler (or steam generator), the control system and the balance of plant considerations on any modernization activity.


We moreover assist in evaluating the net present value calculation and IRR (Internal rate of return) analyses necessary to justify the project.


In addition, uniquely qualified engineers provide complete turnkey installation of modernized equipment in concert with the plant's inspection requirements and scheduled outage duration. They can help plan the outage work in detail with other subcontractors to ensure an on-time completion.


Finally, Siemens Energy has the capability to utilize creative financing for the modernization capital, based on sales of the incremental megawatts.

Ensuring a reliable supply of power and water at the Shuaibah Power and Desalination Plant in Saudi Arabia



Your benefits may include:

Performance Enhancement Solutions

Comprehensive performance enhancement solutions for fossil, nuclear and combined cycle plants:

Examples for Upgrades

Examples for the comprehensive performance enhancement programs for large steam turbines include retrofits or upgrades like the following:

Examples of Successful Projects

Find out more about some of our reference projects