CCGT Plants in Argentina - Buenos Aires City and Province
AES Parana
Location: Buenos Aires
Operator: AES Corp
Configuration: 830-MW, 2+1 CCGT with M701F gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, diesel oil, biodiesel
Operation: 2001-2002
HRSG supplier: MHI
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco
EPC: Mitsubishi Corp, Nichimen Corp, Victor Contereras & Cia
Quick facts: In Sep 1997, AES Corp started construction on this project sited next to San Nicolas on the Rio Parana 240km northwest of Buenos Aires. Financing closed in Jun 1999, and the plant went into full commercial operation in Jun 2002. Also included in the project was a 7km, 500kV tie-line to the grid plus a 16km gas pipeline spur. AES Parana cost $448mn and was the first merchant power plant in Argentina to receive project financing.

Photograph courtesy of AES Corp
Posted 18 May 2011

Bahia Blanca Solalban
Location: Buenos Aires
Operator: Albanesi
Configuration: 120-MW FT8-3 TwinPac gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas, diesel
Operation: 2009
T/G supplier: Pratt& Whitney
Quick facts: In Mar 2008, Albanesi and Solvay Indupa SA formed a joint venture called Solalban Energy SA to build and operate a $158mn, CCGT plant at the Bahia Blanca Petrochemical Complex. In Aug 2008, Solvay Indupa signed a long-term $90mn financing deal for the project with DEG. A 45-MW steam set is planned for later installation. A portion of the electricity is used in Solvay’s chlor-alkali plant and the balance is sold on the market.

Photograph courtesy of Albanesi SA
Posted 16 Aug 2014

Dique
Location: Buenos Aires
Operator: AES Argentina
Configuration: 4 X 17 MW 5001L gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, diesel
Operation: 1997
T/G supplier: John Brown, Brush
EPC: Sogreah

Photograph courtesy of AGEERA
Posted 11 Jan 2009

Dock Sud CC
Location: Gran Buenos Aires
Operator: Central Dock Sud SA
Configuration: 775-MW, 2+1 CCGT with GT26A gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1997-2000
HRSG supplier: Babcock & Wilcox Espanola
T/G supplier: ABB
EPC: Initec, AESA
Quick facts: In 2007, Dock Sud celebrated its 100th anniversary as a power plant site. In 1990, two 38-MW KEG combustion turbines went online and in Jan 1997, ABB won an award to build the Dock Sud CCGT plant. The total order was $235mn, of which the ABB share was about half. In Sep 1998, ABB also won a 10yr O&M contract for the plant. The plant’s shareholders are Endesa (40%), YPF (40%), and Pan American Energy (20%).

Photograph courtesy of AGEERA
Posted 11 Jan 2009

Genelba
Location: Gran Buenos Aires
Operator: Petrobras Electricidad
Configuration: 670-MW, 2+1 CCGT with V94.3A gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1997-1999
HRSG supplier: Vogt
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens, Black & Veatch, SADE Ingenreia y Construcciones
Quick facts: Late in 1995, Perez Companc hired contractors for this $490mn CCGT plant in Marco Paz. At completion, it was one of the largest and most modern combined-cycle blocks in Latin America. The first gas turbine started up in Jun 1997.

Photograph courtesy of Central Genelba
Posted 6 Nov 2001

Genelba Plus
Location: Gran Buenos Aires
Operator: Petrobras Electricidad
Configuration: 170-MW SGT5-2000E gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2009
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Duro Felguera
Quick facts: Duro Felguera recieved the EPC contract for Generlba Plus in Jan 2008 and the $80mn project took 18mos to build. About 250 workers from 8 different countries participated in the construction.

Photograph courtesy of Petrobras
Posted 10 Mar 2012

Guillermo Brown
Location: Buenos Aires
Operator: AES Corp
Configuration: 2 X 290-MW SGT5-2000F gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, diesel oil, biodiesel
Operation: 2015
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens
Quick facts: This simple-cycle PS is in Bahia Blanca. TG12 was synchronized on 14 Jul 2015 and the project was inaugurated by President Cristina Fernandez on 24 Sep 2015. The plant cost about 6bn pesos.

Photograph courtesy of AES Corp
Posted 12 Apr 2016

La Plata Cogen
Location: Gran Buenos Aires
Operator: Sociedad Argentina de Energía SA
Configuration: 131-MW 9001EA gas turbine CHP
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 1997
HRSG supplier: Nooter
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Black & Veatch
Quick facts: In Aug 1995, CMS Energy and Empresa de Energia y Vapor (EDEVA) teamed to build this gas-fired CHP plant at YPF’s La Plata refinery. Original ownership of the $90mn project was 39% CMS and 61% EDEVA, but, in Jul 1996, CMS purchased all of the equity interest in the project. Construction of the plant began in Apr 1996. About 75 MW of the unit’s electric output goes to the La Plata and Lujan de Cuyo refineries and 200 tph of steam to La Plata. Overseas Private Investment Corp provided $70mn in financing for the project. In Feb 2007, CMS signed a binding letter to sell this and other regional projects to a group including Sociedad Argentina de Energia.

Photograph courtesy of AGEERA
Posted 19 Jan 2009

Manuel Belgrano
Location: Buenos Aires
Operator: Termoeléctrica Manuel Belgrano SA
Configuration: 830-MW, 2+1 CCGT with SGT5-4000F gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 2008-2010
HRSG supplier: CMI
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Duro Felguera, Electroingenieria, Inelectra, Consorcio Construcciones Térmicas
Quick facts: This power station in Campana is named after Manuel Belgrano, an Argentine economist, lawyer, politician, and military leader born in Buenos Aires in Jun 1770. The $1.1bn contract for the Belgrano plant and a twin plant San Martin was awarded in Nov 2006 and the first machine at Belgrano was inauguratd by Presidenta Cristina Fernández aand other dignitaries in Mar 2008. The gas turbines each weigh 310t. The two new CCGT plants are owned by Foninvemem, an association sponsored by the Secretaría de Energía and jointly funded by major power generators in Argentina.

Photograph courtesy of AGEERA
Posted 20 Jan 2009

Oscar Smith
Location: Buenos Aires
Operator: Centrales de la Costa Atlantica SA
Configuration: 3 X 15 MW 5001LPPP, 1 X 80 MW 6001FA gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas, diesel
Operation: 1970-2010
T/G supplier: AEG, GE
EPC: Ronza
Qucik facts: This plant in General Madariaga is also known as Villa Gesell.

Photograph courtesy of Centrales de la Costa Atlantica SA
Posted 16 Apr 2016

Parana Siderca
Location: Buenos Aires
Operator: Tenaris
Configuration: 1 X 163 MW 9001E gas turbine CHP
Fuel: natural gas, diesel
Operation: 1998
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: GE, Techint

Photograph courtesy of AGEERA
Posted 16 Feb 2009

Profertil
Location: Buenos Aires
Operator: Tenaris
Configuration: 1 X 13 MW SGT-600 gas turbine CHP
Fuel: natural gas, diesel
Operation: 2015
HRSG supplier: NEM
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens
EPC: Profertil is owned by YPF and Agrium. This captive power plant in Bahia Blanca was completed in May 2015.

Photograph © Profertil and countresy of Siemens
Posted 7 Jul 2015

 

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 16-Apr-2016

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