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Additional Power From Siemens

Company supplying power equipment for Argentina plants

Posted on October 8, 2012

Siemens has received contracts for the combined cycle conversion of two simple cycle power plants in Argentina by Unión Temporal de Empresas (UTE), a joint venture between Isolux Ingeniería and Inversora Andina Ibérica.

The simple cycle plants, Ensenada de Barragán and Brigadier López, 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 of additional power for Ensenada de Barragán, Siemens said. The plants are scheduled for commercial operation in the fall of 2014.

Ensenada de Barragán is located in Ensenada, in the province of Buenos Aires. Siemens scope of supply includes 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 power generation 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.