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Siemens Energy will no longer participate in new tenders for pure coal-fired power plants.
The move comes just weeks after GE Power made a similar decision to get out of coal-fired power. Siemens Energy added that it will still meet the existing commitments for coal-fired power plant projects, including binding offers. It will also continue its CO2-reducing service and solutions business, such as combined heat and power (CHP) projects.
“Siemens Energy is now further analyzing with the requisite care what specific consequences this step will have for its employees and sites that are concerned,” the company said in a news release. “Siemens Energy will now discuss with its partners in the field of coal-fired power plant technology about the consequences of the decision for the partnerships.”