CCGT Power Plants in Argentina - Salta & Tucumán
Independencia
Location: Tucuman
Operator: Centrales Termicas del NOA SA
Configuration: 1 X 10.5 MW 5001 gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 1975
T/G supplier: GE
Quick facts: This site had an 80-MW steam-electric plant, now retired, and was to be the site of a new 240-MW Ansaldo CCGT.

Photograph courtesy of AGEERA
Posted 19 Jan 2009

 

Pluspetrol Norte
Location: Tucuman
Operator: Pluspetrol SA
Configuration: 2 X 116 MW 9001E gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2002-2003
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: GE, Ronza
Quick facts: In Jul 2001, Pluspetrol awarded GE a $29mn turnkey contract for the first gas turbine at Pluspetrol Norte. The plant is one of three gas turbine plants in El Bracho running with natural gas from Plupetrol reserves in the Ramos (Argentina) and Bermejo (Bolivia) gas fields. They are connected to the Argentine 500kV grid.

Photograph courtesy of AGEERA
Posted 20 Jan 2009

Salta
Location: Salta
Operator: Centrales Termicas del NOA SA
Configuration: 2 X 10.5-MW 5001DPPP gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, diesel oil
Operation: 1972 (ret)
T/G supplier: GE

Photograph courtesy of AGEERA
Posted 20 Jan 2009

 

 

 
San Miguel de Tucumán-2
Location: Tucumán
Operator: Pluspetrol SA
Configuration: 382-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 9001E gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1995-2002
HRSG supplier: CMI
T/G supplier: GE, Alstom
EPC: Alstom, Ronza
Quick facts: The first gas turbine at SM de Tucumán operated in simple-cycle for some years. In Jun 1997, a second GT was ordered from GE and in 1999, Alstom was awarded a turnkey contract to convert the GTs to combined-cycle operation. The plant is connected to the Argentine 500kV grid.

Photograph courtesy of AGEERA
Posted 20 Jan 2009

 

Termoandes
Location: Salta
Operator: AES Argentina
Configuration: 633-MW, 2+1 CCGT with V94.3A gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1999-2000
HRSG supplier: NEM
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens, Abengoa
Quick facts: In Aug 1997, AES Gener awarded the EPC contract for this $230mn plant near General Guemes. In addition, AES built a $90mn, 410km, 345kV transmission line to deliver power from the plant across the Andes to Chile’s Atacama substation on the northern grid (SING).

Photograph courtesy of NEM
Posted 24 Feb 2007

Abbreviations

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

Updated 07/10/10

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