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Siemens For Venezuelan Power Plant

Two phase construction for simple-cycle and combined-cycle plants

Posted on November 5, 2012

Siemens received an order to supply two power islands for the Juan Manuel Valdez Güiria CCPPs in the port city Güiria in the eastern Venezuelan province of Sucre. These plants will be constructed in two phases: the first phase construction will be the simple-cycle, followed by the combined-cycle in the second phase.

Siemens will engineer and supply major equipment in the first phase including four SGT6-5000F gas turbines, four SGen6-1000A generators, four bypass stacks, as well as the instrumentation and control equipment. Phase one will have a total capacity of approximately 700 MW.

Phase two will include engineering and supply of major equipment including four heat recovery steam generators, two SST6-5000 steam turbines with generators, and the instrumentation and control system. Siemens will also provide technical field assistance (TFA) during the commissioning and construction for both phases of the project.

“This important project to Venezuela's power needs marks another milestone in our long history of supplying reliable power plant solutions in Venezuela,” said Rainer Hauenschild, CEO of Energy Solutions at Siemens Energy. “Siemens has been active in Venezuela for almost 60 years, and we are currently active in the construction of the Termocentro power plant near Caracas and Termozulia III in Maracaibo.”

The customer is Elecnor, which is erecting the power plant in Güiria on a turnkey basis for Petróleos de Venezuela S. A., the largest oil company in Latin America. The plant is scheduled to begin commercial operation in 2015.