Doosan Škoda's steam turbine completes Uruguay's first combined cycle

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Doosan Škoda Power successfully installed and launched a steam turbine with an output of 200 MW (DST-S20), along with operational equipment, at the Punta del Tigre combined gas-steam cycle power plant, located some 50 kilometres from Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay. The project called Punta del Tigre B, with a total output of 530 MW, complements the existing Punta del Tigre A project. This was the biggest investment made in the last 40 years by Usinas y Transmisiones Eléctricas, the Uruguayan power company which owns the power plants.

The project was initiated in September 2013 and was officially handed over to the end owner in November 2019. Doosan Škoda Power worked with Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd, a Korean EPC company, on the project. It is the first combined gas-steam cycle in Uruguay, which will cover up to 25% of local power consumption, thus marking a significant step towards stabilization of the network, which still relied predominantly on local hydro power plants until recently. In addition to the 200MW steam turbine with double-casings, condensing with reheat and the radial steam outlet from rear low pressure part into the water condenser, the Pilsen-based manufacturer also supplied the operational equipment consisting of a generator, a control system and field instrumentation, an oil system, piping, a gland steam system and drain system.


Noteworthy recent projects in this region include a 200MW turbine set for the Termotajasero coal-fired power plant in Colombia and two 153MW turbines with accessories for the Paco project in Panama. The regional managers agree that the Pilsen-based company’s competitive advantage stems in part from the excellent work of its sales office in the region.