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German engineering group Siemens AG said recently it has received another order to build a plant in Argentina, the Guillermo Brown thermoelectric power plant. The order volume, including power transmission, fuel supply solutions and a maintenance contract for 10 years, amounts to around $800 million. The customer is Fideicomiso Central Termoelectrica Guillermo Brown S.A.
As part of the deal, Siemens will also deliver two gas turbines, two generators as well as infrastructure. The new power plant will have the capacity to generate around 580 MW of electricity. In recent years the company's energy unit has supplied several power plants in Argentina with a total generating capacity of 30,000 MW.
Siemens Energy is to construct the 580MW Guillermo Brown gas-fired power plant in Argentina, after winning the $800m order. The core of the new power plant will consist of two SGT5-4000F gas turbines. Siemens will deliver two SGT5-4000F gas turbines and two SGen5-1000A generators in a simple cycle configuration.
In addition, Siemens is also delivering the infrastructure works at the port to offload fuel, high-voltage transmission lines, switchyard, and fuel pipe lines for the power plant. The order includes a ten-year service maintenance contract, and the commissioning is scheduled for 2015.