Siemens gas power boost for Bolivia

Three power plants in Bolivia are in receipt of deliveries ofà‚ SGT-800 gas turbines from Siemens, as the German conglomerate begins expansion of the facilities.

The project will enable Siemens to increase the country’s capacity by more than 1 GW.

Expansion of Termoeléctrica del Sur, Termoeléctrica de Warnes, and Termoeléctrica Entre Rios gas-fired power plants will help increase the installed power generating capacity of Bolivia‘s National Interconnected System by 66 per cent,à‚ ensuring a reliable supply of electricity to the local population and laying the foundation for a possible energy export.
SGT 800 gas turbine
The two gas turbines will be installed to drive the electrical generators, which will generate enough steam toà‚ power the steam turbine, enhancing efficiency of the plants to more than 50 per cent.

Under the deal, Siemens will be responsible for delivering 14 units of industrial gas turbines, 11 units of steam turbines, and additional power plant equipment.

Siemens’ power and gas division chief executive officerà‚ (CEO) Willi Meixner said: “With this project, we achieve the fastest, most efficient, and most cost-effective expansion of the power generating capacities in Bolivia.

“The country will save a lot of natural gas by the distinct increase of efficiency of the three power plants. And of course also the environment will benefit. Modern technologies will make a significant contribution to improve access to electricity for the growing population and the developing economy.”

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