Doosan Škoda Turbine In Uruguay’s First Combined Gas-Steam Cycle Power Plant

By Jack Burke27 May 2020

Doosan Škoda Power said it has successfully installed and launched a DST-S20 steam turbine with an output of 200 MW, along with operational equipment, at the Punta del Tigre combined gas-steam cycle power plant in Uruguay.

The project, called Punta del Tigre B, has a total output of 530 MW and is designed to complement the existing Punta del Tigre A project. This was the biggest investment made in the last 40 years by Usinas y Transmisiones Eléctricas, the Uruguayan power company which owns the power plants.

Doosan Škoda Power worked with Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd, a Korean EPC company, on the project. It is the first combined gas-steam cycle plant in Uruguay, which will cover up to 25% of local power consumption, thus marking a significant step towards stabilization of the network, which still relied predominantly on local hydro power plants until recently, the company said. In addition to the 200 MW steam turbine with double-casings, condensing with reheat and the radial steam outlet from rear low pressure part into the water condenser, the Pilsen-based manufacturer also supplied the operational equipment consisting of a generator, a control system and field instrumentation, an oil system, piping, a gland steam system and drain system. The project was initiated in September 2013 and was officially handed over to the end owner in November 2019.

“A team of our engineers assisted our EPC partner in implementing the project on site to ensure that it ran smoothly,” said Jindřich Závodný, project manager at Doosan Škoda Power. “Through joint efforts, the whole project was successfully completed and handed over to the owner. However, the project was affected by minor difficulties due to the specific local conditions, from complex coordination of suppliers to strikes of local trade unions.”

Doosan Škoda Power is part of a group of companies united under the Doosan Group, which supplies leading technologies and services of the highest quality and value to customers all over the world. Doosan Škoda Power is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of power plant equipment, especially steam turbine/generator sets with outputs between 3 and 1200 MW.

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