CCGT Plants in Peru
Chilca Kallpa GT 1-3
Location: Canete
Operator: Kallpa Generacion SA
Configuration: 1 X 180 MW W501FD3, 1 X 194 MW SGT6-5000F, 1 X 196 MW SGT6-5000F gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2007-2010
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Duro Felguera, Worley, Inkia
Quick facts: Kallpa Generacion was founded as Globeleq Peru in 2005. In Jun 2007 Inkia Energy, a subsidiary of Israel Corp, acquired Globeleq assets in Latin America and the Caribbean. In Nov 2009, Quimpac SAA acquired a 25.1% stake in Kallpa Generacion. The power station uses gas from the Camisea fields. Unit-1 went online on 1 Jul 2007, followed by Unit-2 in Jun 2009, and Unit-3 in Mar 2010.

Photograph courtesy of Kallpa Generacion SA
Posted 14 Jul 2010

Location: Canete
Operator: Suez EnerSur
Configuration: 2 X 174 MW V84.3A gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2006-2007
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens
Quick facts: Fifteen months after the "Notice to Proceed," Peruvian President Alan García Pérez and SUEZ Energy International CEO Dirk Beeuwsaert inaugurated Chilca, the first dedicated power plant to use gas from the Camisea field. The new plant is 64km south of Lima and connected to the grid via a new 220kV substation and tie-line. A second identical machine was commissioned on 8 Aug 2007. The total investment required for both units was about $120mn.

Photograph courtesy of Suez
Re-posted 15 Aug 2007

Fenix Power
Location: Canete
Operator: Fenix Power Peru SA
Configuration: 570-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 7001FA gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, diesel oil
Operation: 2014
HRSG supplier: CMI
T/G supplier: GE
Quick facts: This project originated with Egechilca and was acquired by AEI in 2008 and subsequently re-named as Fenix Power Peru by AEI and its partner Grupo Lakas SA. They secured $300mn in financing from Banco BTG Pactual for the $900mn project. The 22.5ha coastal site is 64km south of Lima city center in Chilca nearby the Camisea gas pipeline and REP's Chilca Substation. Commercial operation began on 24 Dec 2014. This was the first PS in Peru designed, built, and installed as a CCGT plant.

Photograph courtesy of Fenix Power Peru SA
Posted 24 Jan 2015

Malacas GT 4
Location: Talara
Operator: Empresa Electrica de Piura
Configuration: 1 X 96 MW GT11N2gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1998
T/G supplier: ABB
Quick facts: The Malacas site is 1,120km north of Lima not far south of the border with Ecuador. In 2006, EEPSA, Alstom, and ABB upgraded the GT-4 unit control system during a routine inspection outage.

Photograph courtesy of ABB
Posted 19 Mar 2011

Location: Peru
Operator: Empresa de Generacion Arequipa SA (Egasa)
Configuration: 2 X 37.5 MW 6001E gas turbines, 3 X 10.5 MW 16MB430V engines
Fuel: diesel oil, heavy oil
Operation: 1997-1999
T/E/G supplier: Alstom, Mirrlees, Brush
EPC: Alstom
Quick facts: Construction of the IC component at Mollendo began in 1996 to supply the Sistema Interconectado Sur Oeste (SISO) covering the departments of Arequipa, Moquegua and Tacna. In 1997, Cuzco and Puno departments were joined to the SISO grid. The IC plant went commercial in Apr 1998. In 1998, the flooding of the Machupicchu hydro plant in Cuzco led to a regional supply crisis and in Feb 1998, the government authorized the acquisition of two GTs . These commissioned in Sep 2000. The Mollendo plant is connected to the 138kV grid and is generally on standby since Machupicchu went back online. The two Mollendo GTs are planned for transfer to Independence-Pisco and conversion to Camisea natural gas at a total cost of about $8mn.

Photograph courtesy of Empresa de Generacion Arequipa SA
Posted 26 Aug 2009

Santo Domingo de los Olleros
Location: Canete
Operator: Termochilca SAC
Configuration: 1 X 200 MW SGT6-5000F gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2013
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens
Quick facts: This GT was commissioned on 22 Nov 2013 after 19mos of turnkey construction. Siemens also has an LTSA for the project. Other main equipment was also supplied by Siemens including an SGEN6-1000A generator, the remaining electrical equipment, and the SPPA-T3000 I&C suite. The unit has a 2km tie-line to the 500kV Nueva Chilca Substation owned by Red de Energía del Perú. Camisea gas is supplied at the site by Gas Natural de Lima y Callao (GNLC) . The single GT may be converted to a CCGT block in the future. A 50.56% stake in Termochilca is owned by SCL Energia investment funds.

Photograph courtesy of Siemens
Posted 23 Nov 2013

Location: Padre Abad
Operator: PIC del Peru SAC
Configuration: 2 X 78 MW GT11NM gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1998
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Alstom
Quick facts: This plant helps monetize Peru's gas resource at Aguaytia located 475km northeast of Lima. The field, with reserves of up to 440bn m³ was first discovered in 1961, but production did not begin until mid-1998. The project was developed by Aguaytia Energy, a joint venture of Duke Energy, Conduit Capital, and Maple Gas.

Photograph courtesy of Grupo Energetico Aguaytia
Posted 3 Sep 2005

Location: Callao
Operator: Endesa Etevensa
Configuration: 492-MW, 2+1 CCGT with V84.3A1 gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 1998-2006
HRSG supplier: Vogt
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens, Abengoa, ingendesa, Duro Felguera
Quick facts: Two oil-fired 110-MW Westinghouse W501D5 machines were installed at Ventanilla in 1993/94. These were replaced by larger Siemens machines in 1998. In Sep 2004, Ventanilla was switched over to natural gas from the Camisea field. In 2006, the plant was converted to combined-cycle operation, the first CCGT plant in Peru.

Photograph courtesy of Endesa
Re-posted 23 Oct 2011


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Updated 20-May-2015