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Siemens to build $800M power plant in Argentina

Siemens is also delivering the infrastructure at the port to offload fuel, high-voltage transmission lines, switchyard and fuel pipelines for the power plant.



WASHINGTON—Siemens Energy has won a US$800-million contract to build a thermoelectric power plant in Argentina.

The order, which includes power transmission, fuel supply solutions and a Full Service Maintenance contract for 10 years, is from Fideicomiso Central Termoelectrica Guillermo Brown S.A.

Besides the ‘turnkey’ construction of the plant, Siemens will deliver two F-Class gas turbines and two generators. In addition, Siemens is also delivering the infrastructure works at the port to offload fuel, high-voltage transmission lines, switchyard and fuel pipelines for the power plant.

Commissioning is scheduled for 2015, when the power plant will have an electrical generating capacity of approximately 580 megawatts (MW).

Siemens Energy has supplied several power plants in Argentina, among them the Campana, Timbues, Brigadier Lopez and Ensenada plants. Together, they have a generating capacity of about 3,000 MW.

Siemens Energy supplies of a broad spectrum of products, services and solutions for power generation in thermal power plants and renewables, power transmission in grids and for the extraction, processing and transport of oil and gas. In fiscal 2012, it posted a profit of EUR2.2 billion and employs almost 86,000 people world wide.

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