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Powering Up For The Games

Siemens supplying power equipment for Brazil power plant, which will help power FIFA soccer games

Posted on October 19, 2012

Siemens received a US$220 million order for the supply of the power island for the UTE Mauá 3 combined-cycle power plant, which will be located in Manaus, Brazil. The plant, which will have an installed capacity of 580 MW, will be built for Amazonas Distribuidora de Energia S.A., a subsidiary of Eletrobrás, the National Brazilian Electrical Co.

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. Additionally, Siemens will provide technical field assistance during erection and construction, which will be done by Construtora Andrade Gutierrez S.A.. Siemens will also lead the commissioning of the plant.

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, Siemens said. The combined cycle conversion will follow as phase two of the plant construction.