Rapid start, high output, Clayton Steam Generators supply auxiliary steam for France’s largest combined cycle power. Each of the two Clayton Steam Generators at the Endesa, Emile Huchet Power Plant have a maximum net steam production rate of 13,400 kg/h (10MW) and are available asand-when required to provide gland sealing for the giant steam turbines. The Clayton Steam Generator is of a unique design that gives maximum operational flexibility and can start-up from cold to full output in 10 to 20 minutes in this large size range.
The gas fired, Emile Huchet Power Plant was built by Siemens Power Generation at the existing power station site in Saint Avold, Lorraine which is 20 kilometers from the French-German border. The high-efficiency plant is designed for cost-efficiency, flexibility, and environmental compatibility and consists of two units, each having a capacity of 430 megawatts (MW). The output is equivalent to the electricity consumption of one million households.