APR wins 350 MW fast-track power contract in Argentina

Argentina‘s Ministry of Energy and Mining has awarded a contract for two gas-fired power plants to fast-track power firm APR Energy, the company announced this week.

The five-year projects, together valued at over $450m, will provide a total of 350 MW and will feature 14 of APR’s dual-fuel mobile gas turbines.

In a statement, APR said the contract represents the largest single award in its history and the largest share of generating capacity awarded by Argentina to an international company.

APR CEO John Campion said the award “further demonstrates that turbines have a key place in the fast-track power market. They are the preferred technology of utilities and a solution that integrates well into their existing infrastructure.”

APR’s fast-track power installations currently generate a combined 75 MW at Formosa, Magdalena and Sàƒ¡enz Peàƒ±a in Argentina.

The country is facing power cuts this year due to a combination of falling domestic gas production, high winter power demand and limited gas supply from its main source, Bolivia.

In a bid to rein in its gas imports, which are set to rise to record levels this year, the nation’s new government also opened a tender for 1 GW of renewable power projects in May.

Argentina has also been buying Chile’s surplus liquefied natural gas (LNG) since the end of last year.

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