Siemens has signed binding agreements for a substantial expansion of three existing thermal power plants with Ende Andina SAM of Bolivia. These contracts follow a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) from November 2015 and were signed in the presence of Bolivia’s President, Evo Morales and Joe Kaeser, President and CEO of Siemens AG. Total power generation capacity of the combined cycle power plants Termoelectrica del Sur, Termoelectrica de Warnes and Termoelectrica Entre Rios, owned and operated by ENDE ANDINA, is set to increase by more than one Gigawatt (GW).
“Siemens is supporting Bolivia’s ongoing efforts to improve access to electric power of its growing population and developing economy,” said Willi Meixner, CEO of Siemens’ Division Power and Gas. “With these binding agreements for three combined cycle power plants we have taken another important step in this direction and help Bolivia to protect its energy sovereignty,” Meixner added.
The Siemens scope of supply comprises 14 SGT-800 gas turbines, 11 SST-400 steam turbines with condensers, 22 steam generators and the instrumentation and control system SPPA-T3000. TSK, a Spanish industrial group, will be responsible for civil works, balance of plant, delivery of high-voltage substations as well as for the mechanical and electrical erection of the projects.
Termoelectrica del Sur thermal power plant in the south of Bolivia near the border to Argentina will be equipped with additional four SGT-800 gas turbines, four steam turbines and eight steam generators.
The second plant, Termoelectrica de Warnes is located in the province Warnes in Bolivia’s Santa Cruz department. It will be expanded by four SGT-800 gas turbines, four SST-400 steam turbines and eight steam generators.
For the Termoelectrica Entre Rios power plant located in Cochabamba, 220 kilometers southeast of La Paz, Siemens will supply six SGT-800 gas turbines, three SST-400 steam turbines and six steam generators.