Erlangen, Germany, October 18, 2012 – Siemens will supply the power island for the UTE MauÃ¡ 3 combined-cycle power plant in Manaus, Brazil. The power island equipment includes two heavy-duty gas turbines, one steam turbine, three generators and the instrumentation and control system.
The order volume is about $220 million. The plant will be built for Amazonas Distribuidora de Energia S.A., a unit of Eletrobras, the National Brazilian Electrical Co. The natural gas-fired power station with an installed capacity of about 580 MW will support the increased electricity demand in the region. Manaus, the capital of the state of Amazonas, is one of the ten biggest cities in Brazil.
In the first phase, the natural gas-fired plant will be erected. It is scheduled to be online in 2014. In the second phase, the plant will be extended to a combined-cycle power station.
The gas turbines, the steam turbine and the generators will be manufactured in the Siemens factory in Charlotte, North Carolina. Furthermore, Siemens will provide technical field assistance during the erection and construction, which will be done by Construtora Andrade Gutierrez S.A. Siemens will also lead the commissioning of the plant.