Erlangen, Germany — Siemens won contracts to convert two simple cycle power plants in Argentina to combined cycle conversion systems. The power plants are owned by Uniàƒ³n Temporal de Empresas, a joint venture between Isolux Ingenieràƒa and Inversora Andina Ibàƒ©rica.
The simple cycle plants, Ensenada de Barragàƒ¡n and Brigadier Làƒ³pez, 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 Làƒ³pez and 280 MW additional for Ensenada de Barragàƒ¡n with no additional fuel consumption. The plants are scheduled to achieve commercial operation in the fall of 2014.
Ensenada de Barragàƒ¡n is located in Ensenada, in the province of Buenos Aires. The Siemens scope of supply for the conversion is the main equipment including one SST5-5000 steam turbine, one SGen5-1000A generator, two heat recovery steam generators, and the SPPA-T3000 instrumentation and control system.
The Brigadier Làƒ³pez facility is located in Santo Tomàƒ©, 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.