Working with its Argentine partner Techint to provide power for its end customer, Pampa Energia S.A, Siemens has receive a contract to expand the Genelba gas-fired power station. The project involves converting the Marcos Paz power station in Buenos Aires Province into a combined cycle power plant and is to be commissioned in mid-2019. This will increase the plant’s electrical capacity from existing 168 megawatts to 364 megawatts.
The scope of the project consists of one SGT5-2000E gas turbine, SST-5-5000 steam turbine, two Sgen-100A generators, two NEM heat recovery steam generators, SPPA-T3000 distributed control system and medium and high- voltage components. Designed as a multi-shaft combined cycle power plant that will have two gas turbines and one steam turbine that will drive their own generator, Genelba Plus’s engineering, assembly and commissioning will be handled by Siemens. So far a letter of intent for servicing the plant has been signed.
According to José Aparicio, Vice-President for the sales region Latin America at Siemens Power and Gas:
“This contract represents a continuation of the outstanding track record we have built up in the past two years, and underscores our commitment to the electricity generation market in Argentina. The key factors behind our success were our good performance figures and our very good customer relations.”
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