Siemens Energy to deliver two SGT5-2000E gas turbines to Uruguay

Siemens Energy has recently won an order from Hyundai Engineering and Construction Co., to deliver two SGT5-2000E gas turbines with associated generators for the Punta del Tigre combined cycle power plant (535 MW) in Ciudad del Plata, Uruguay. The two power units are scheduled to come online in the fall or winter of 2015 or 2016.

The end customer of the turbine sale is Uruguay's state-run power utility Administración Nacional de Usinas y Transmisiones Eléctricas, which owns and operates the Punta del Tigre CCPP. Once operational, the plant can be fueled with both natural gas and diesel and will have a total installed electrical output of 535 MW, Siemens said.

John Wilson, Vice President of Product Sales for the Americas at Siemens Energy said, "The SGT5-2000E is a proven, robust turbine that especially impresses customers with its low capital costs and long-term advantages when it comes to maintenance and repair." Currently, more than 380 turbines of this type are in use around the world. Collectively, these turbines have reached over 16 million equivalent operating hours, he added.