Combined Cycle, Gas Turbines

Siemens to Provide Four Power Plants to Argentina

By Editors of Power Engineering

Siemens announced it has received an order for four industrial power plants to be installed throughout Argentina.

Six SGT-A65 TR gas turbines will power two plants in the cities of Luján and Matheu in Buenos Aires Province in eastern Argentina, and six SGT-800 are slated for two power plants in the cities of San Pedro and Zarate.

The total order, which includes long-term service agreements, is valued at $570 million.

“These orders mark another major success for Siemens in Argentina,” explains José Aparicio, Vice President for the Sales Region Latin America in Siemens’ Power and Gas Division. “This is the first time we have sold a turnkey industrial power plant equipped with aeroderivative gas turbines, as well as long-term service. What’s more, these four power plants will help to alleviate the power shortages in Argentina and increase the security of power supplies.”

With an electrical generating capacity of 127 MW, the plant in Luján will be fitted with two SGT-A65 TR gas turbines and with two SGen5-100A-series electrical generators. The four model SGT-A65 TR turbines destined for the power plant in Matheu will provide a total electrical generating capacity of 254 MW. The Las Palmas site will be equipped with four SGT-800 gas turbines with an electrical generating capacity of 202 MW. The other two SGT-800 gas turbines destined for the power plant in San Pedro will generate a total electrical output of 104 MW; commissioning for the four sites is scheduled for the end of 2017. All the sites have the option to be retrofitted as combined cycle power plants in the near future.