Uruguay’s state utility orders two Siemens turbine-generator packages

Germany’s Siemens Energy (NYSE:à‚ SI) is to supply two SGT5-2000E gas turbines, plus their associated generators, to Uruguay‘s 535 MW Punta del Tigre combined-cycle power plant (CCPP).

The order was awarded by Hyundai Engineering and Construction Company Limited of South Korea on behalf of Administracion Nacional de Usinas y Transmisiones Electricas, the state-owned power utility.

The value of the order was not disclosed.

The Punta del Tigre CCPP, located in Ciudad del Plata in the southern San Jose department, will be fueled by both natural gas and diesel.

Its two power units are scheduled to come on line some time late 2015 to early 2016.

Siemens has a long history in Uruguay, completing its first infrastructure project back in 1872, and in 2010 it established a local company, Siemens S.A. Uruguay, in Montevideo, the capital city.

Last year, Siemens Energy delivered two 88 MW steam turbines foe the biomass-fired Montes de Plata power plant.

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