Siemens receives major order for turnkey power plant project in Argentina – Sep 09, 2013– Erlangen, Germany (Techreleased) – Siemens Energy received an order from Argentina for the turnkey construction of the Guillermo Brown thermoelectric power plant. The customer is Fideicomiso Central Termoelectrica Guillermo Brown S.A. The core of the new power plant will consist of two SGT5-4000F gas turbines. Together, they will have an electrical generating capacity of approximately 580 megawatts (MW). The order volume, including power transmission, fuel supply solutions and a Full Service Maintenance contract for 10 years, amounts to approximately USD 800 million.

SGT5-4000F gas turbine
SGT5-4000F gas turbine

Named after an Argentinean admiral, the Guillermo Brown power plant will be built near the city of Bahia Blanca in the province of Buenos Aires, about 650 kilometers southwest of Argentina’s capital. Besides the turnkey construction of the plant Siemens will deliver two SGT5-4000F gas turbines and two SGen5-1000A generators in a simple cycle configuration. In addition, Siemens is also delivering the infrastructure works at the port to offload fuel, high-voltage transmission lines, switchyard, and fuel pipe lines for the power plant. Commissioning is scheduled for 2015.

“This is one of the largest orders received from South America and it reflects the confidence of this region in our proven products and solutions. Argentina is a key market for Siemens and we are proud to have been selected as the supplier of choice for this important power plant project,” said Martin Tartibi, Executive Vice President, Siemens Energy Solutions, Americas.

“In building a new power plant, it was critical to us to have cost-effective, efficient, and reliable power generation. We chose the Siemens solution because it meets our requirements in terms of local investment and operating costs as well as performance and efficiency, all supported by an experienced team of local specialists” said Milton Perez, CEO of Central Termoelectrica Guillermo Brown.

In the past years, Siemens Energy has supplied several power plants in Argentina, among them the Campana, Timbues, Brigadier Lopez and Ensenada plants. Together, they have a generating capacity of about 3,000 MW of electricity. The currently installed power plant capacity in Argentina of approximately 30,000 MW is expected to increase strongly in the next decades. About 50 percent of the plants will be gas-fueled.