Siemens to upgrade two gas-fired power plants in Argentina

Siemens (NYSE: SI) has been awarded contracts for the combined cycle conversion of two gas-fired simple cycle power plants in Argentina by Unión Temporal de Empresas (UTE), a joint venture between Isolux Ingeniería and Inversora Andina Ibérica.

The Ensenada de Barragán and Brigadier López plants were originally designed and supplied by Siemens and are owned by Argentina’s national energy company ENARSA. Siemens will supply the power island equipment to close the combined cycles for these two plants, which will result in an additional 140 MW of power for Brigadier López and 280 MW for Ensenada de Barragán with no additional fuel consumption. The plants are scheduled to achieve commercial operation in the fall of 2014.

Ensenada de Barragán is located in Ensenada, in the province of Buenos Aires. Siemens will supply one SST5-5000 steam turbine, one SGen5-1000A generator, two heat recovery steam generators, and the SPPA-T3000 instrumentation and control system. The Brigadier López facility is located in Santo Tomé, in the Santa Fe province. For this facility, Siemens will supply one SST-900 reheat steam turbine, one SGen5-100A generator, one heat recovery steam generator, and the SPPA-T3000 instrumentation and control system.

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