Siemens is to supply turbines and generators for three power facilities in Bolivia, as the country attempts to improve its energy capacity to match growth in demand.
The German company has entered into binding agreements with Ende Andina to support the expansion of three existing gas-fired power plants in Bolivia.
Siemens power and gas division CEO Willi Meixner said, “Siemens is supporting Bolivia’s ongoing efforts to improve access to electric power of its growing population and developing economy.
“With these binding agreements for three combined cycle power plants we have taken another important step in this direction and help Bolivia to protect its energy sovereignty.”
Ende Andina is the operator and owner of cycle power plants Termoelectrica del Sur, Termoelectrica de Warnes and Termoelectrica Entre Rios. The expansion will increase the generating capacity of the cycle power plants by more than 1GW.
Under the deal, Siemens will provide 14 SGT-800 gas turbines, 11 SST-400 steam turbines with condensers, 22 steam generators for the plants.
Spanish industrial group TSK will carry out civil works, and deliver high-voltage substations for the facilities.
The company will also take responsibility for the balance of plant, as well as mechanical and electrical erection of the projects.
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