APR Energy starts up new 200MW gas turbine project in Uruguay

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APR Energy has recently started commercial operation of its 200MW temporary power generation project in Uruguay, divided across two sites in La Tablada and Punta del Tigre. The two revamped plants, together with the additional 100MW of turbines installed by APR Energy last July, now help increase Uruguay's power production capacity by a total of 300MW.


The full turnkey 150kV, 100MW solution at Punta del Tigre went into operation in May, bringing APR Energy's total capacity at the site to 200MW. The 100MW plant at La Tablada, which became operational in April, includes 150kV substation equipment for protection and metering. Both sites utilize demineralized water solutions to comply fully with Uruguay's strict emissions standards.

Through APR Energy's fast-track project deployment, eight mobile turbines were sent via a mix of ocean and air freight to meet a tight operational schedule. UTE President Gonzalo Casaravilla said, "We now begin a commercial stage in which we are strategic partners. With the availability of these machines, we will supply the demand in Uruguay and it will allow us to optimize our system."