By Editors of Power Engineering
Siemens has received an order for nine gas turbines from Argentine energy producer Albanesi S.A. and the international energy group SoEnergy.
These turbines, which have a combined capacity of 500 MW include seven SGT-800 industrial gas turbines and two Industrial Trent 60 gas turbines, will be installed in the cities of Rio Cuarto, San Miguel de Tucuman and Ezeiza. All of the orders could meet a fast delivery schedule.
"These orders represent an enormous success for us," said José Aparicio, vice president for the sales region of Latin America at Siemens Power and Gas. "Not only do we gain access to the Argentine market with our Industrial Trent 60 machine, but the order will also open up additional sales opportunities in an important growth market. The turbines' high economic efficiency and great operating flexibility as well as their good environmental balance sheet contributed to this success."
Siemens noted power consumption in Argentina is growing at six percent annually, which requires the country to build an extensive amount of new power plants. Argentina is focusing on gas-fired plants, along with some wind and solar.
The order marks the 300th SGT-800 machine Siemens has sold worldwide over the last 20 years.