Siemens wins power island contract for large CCPP in Amazon

German engineering giant Siemens has won an order worth $220m to supply the power island for the UTE Maua 3 combined-cycle power plant (CCPP), to be located in Manaus, Brazil.

The CCPP will be built for Amazonas Distribuidora de Energia SA, a subsidiary of Eletrobras, the national electricity company.

With the plant’s construction led by Construtora Andrade Gutierrez SA, Siemens and Andrade will supply the natural gas-fired combined-cycle plant in two phases.


The first phase will be the construction of the simple-cycle plant, scheduled to be online in 2014, thus supporting the increased electricity demand during the 2014 World Cup, as well as further growth in the region.

The combined-cycle conversion will follow as phase two of the plant construction, although no timescale was given.

Once complete the power station will have an installed capacity of approximately 580 MW, making it the largest natural gas-fired power plant in the Amazon region, says Siemens.

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