CCGT Plants in Brazil - Minas Gerais & Rio de Janeiro
Aureliano Chaves (Ibirite)
Location: MG
Operator: Ibiritermo SA
Configuration: 226-MW, 1+1 CCGT with 7001FA gas turbine
Operation: 2002-2003
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: STF
T/G supplier: GE, Tosi
EPC: PB Power
Quick facts: In Jun 2002, simple-cycle operations started after about a year of construction on a 12ha site at the Petrobras Gabriel Passos refinery (Regap) in Belo Horizonte. The project started as a 50:50 joint venture between Fiat and Petrobras, but in late 2001, Fiat sold its stake to Edison SpA, which formed a JV with Petrobraas called Ibiritermo SA. The ST came online in Jun 2003, 9wks ahead of schedule. Natural gas is delivered from the offshore Campos Basin via the Rio-Belo Horizonte pipeline. BNP Paribas was the lead financial arranger and secured a $65mn loan partially guaranteed by Servizi Assicurativi per il Commercio Estero. The project also obtained a $66mn direct loan from the U.S. Eximbank plus a $22mn local currency loan from BNDES.

Photograph courtesy of UltraJato Anticorrosão e Pinturas Industriais Ltda
Posted 11 Jul 2009

Baixada Fluminense
Location: RJ
Operator: Petrobras
Configuration: 530-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 7FA.04 gas turbines
Operation: 2014
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: ??
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Skansa
Quick facts: This R$1bn PS is in Seropédica on Guanabara Bay. The GTs went into simple-cycle operation in Feb 2014 and combined-cycle operation began on 9 Oct 2014.

Photograph courtesy of Ministério do Planejamento
Posted 7 Feb 2015

Barbosa Lima Sobrinho
Location: RJ
Operator: Petrobras
Configuration: 8 X 48 MW LM6000 Sprint gas turbines
Operation: 2001
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: NEPCO
Quick facts: Petrobras bought the Eletrobolt plant from Enron creditors In Aug 2004 for $189mn and renamed the facility after a famed Brazilian civic activist and politician.

Photograph courtesy of Eletrobolt
Posted 16 Jan 2004

Juiz de Fora
Location: MG
Operator: Petrobras
Configuration: 2 X 45-MW LM6000 gas turbines
Operation: 2001
Fuel: natural gas, ethanol
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Cat-Leo Construcoes, Industria e Servicos de Energia S/A
Quick facts: In Dec 2001, Cat-Leo announced the startup of the first phase of UTE Juiz de Fora. This was designed as a 2+1, gas-fired combined-cycle, but only the gas turbines have completed thus far. Electricity from the project is sold to Energisa and Petrobras Energia. In Dec 2007, the plant was acquired by Petrobras for R$211mn. In July 2009, Petrobras said it was converting the gas turbines to flex-fuel machines able to burn ethanol or natural gas, the world's first such conversion at this scale. Unit-1 testing on ethanol began in Dec 2009.

Photograph courtesy of Ministério do Planejamento
Posted 7 Feb 2015

Macae
Location: RJ
Operator: Petrobras
Configuration: 20 X 46 MW LM6000 gas turbines
Operation: 2001-2002
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: El Paso Corp, Andrade, Santos
Quick facts: Acquired from El Paso Corp May 2006. This is the largest simple-cycle, GT power plant in Brazil. Originally developed by Enron. Macae Phase-V is in the foreground.

Photograph courtesy of El Paso Corp
Posted 14 Oct 2003

Norte Fluminense
Location: RJ
Operator: UTE Norte Fluminense
Configuration: 780-MW, 3+1 CCGT with W501FD gas turbines
Operation: 2003-2004
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Nooter
T/G supplier: SWPC
EPC: Parsons Energy & Chemical, Promon Engenharia, Odebrecht
Quick facts: The plant is owned by EDF (90%) and Petrobras (10%).

Photograph courtesy of UTE Norte Fluminense
Posted 25 Mar 2005

 
Santa Cruz Repower
Location: RJ
Operator: Furnas
Configuration: two, 257-MW 1+1 CCGT blocks with W501FD gas turbines
Operation: 2008
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: STF
T/G supplier: SWPC, WH
EPC: Tecnimont, Santos
Quick facts: Units 1&2 were originally completed  in 1967/68. During the repowering, the B&W heavy-oil boilers were replaced by STF HRSGs manufactured under Mitsui-Babcock license and installed behind the new gas turbines.

Photograph courtesy of Inesco
Posted 19 Mar 2011

TermoRio (Leonel Brizola)
Location: RJ
Operator: TermoRio (Petrobras)
Configuration: Three 348-MW, 2+1 CCGT blocks with GT11N-2 gas turbines CHP
Operation: 2004-2005
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: CMI
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Alstom
Quick facts: In Sep 2001, Alstom was awarded a $550mn turkey contract for TermoRio including engineering, civil works and construction management, a high-voltage gas-insulated substation, I&C systems, and commissioning. This is the largest combined-cycle cogen plant in Brazil and can supply up to 400 tph of steam to the Duque de Caxias Oil Refinery (REDUC) owned by Petrobras.

Photograph courtesy of TermoRio
Posted 12 Aug 2005

Abbreviations

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

Updated 11-Feb-2015

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