Siemens (NYSE: SI) has been awarded an order for the supply of the power island for the UTE Mauá 3 combined-cycle power plant to be located in Manaus, Brazil. The plant will be built for Amazonas Distribuidora de Energia S.A., a subsidiary of Eletrobrás, the National Brazilian Electrical Company. With the construction lead by Construtora Andrade Gutierrez S.A., Siemens and Andrade will supply the natural gas-fired combined-cycle plant in two phases. The first phase will be the construction of the simple cycle plant scheduled to be online in 2014, thus supporting the increased electricity demand during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Soccer games, and further growth in the region. The combined cycle conversion will follow as phase two of the plant construction. The order volume is approximately 220 million USD.
The UTE Mauá 3 CCPP will be located in Manaus, the capital of the State of Amazonas. The natural-gas-fired plant will have an installed capacity of approximately 580 megawatts making this the largest natural gas plant in the Amazon region. Siemens will deliver the engineered power island, including two SGT6-5000F gas turbines, one SST6-5000 steam turbine, three SGen6-1000A generators, and the SPPA-T3000 instrumentation and control system. The gas turbines, steam turbines and generators will be manufactured in the Siemens factory in Charlotte, North Carolina. Furthermore, Siemens will provide technical field assistance (TFA) during the erection and construction, which will be done by Construtora Andrade Gutierrez S.A.. Siemens will also lead the commissioning of the plant.
"Brazil 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 which will support the electrification of Manaus. We recognize that the Manaus region needs the UTE Mauá 3 power plant for steady, reliable and environmentally friendly power supply in the very near future. This is all the more important as Manaus will be one of the venues of the 2014 world football championship," said Michael Suess, member of the Siemens AG Managing Board and CEO of the company's Energy Sector.
"Manaus will be the first of a series of thermal power plants necessary in Brazil. Working in conjunction with a company such as Siemens will make this project a success for both companies and for Brazil" said Flavio Barra, Energy President Construtora Andrade Gutierrez S.A.