Steam-electric Plants in Argentina - other fuels
Costanera
Location: Buenos Aires
Operator: Central Costanera SA
Configuration: 5 X 120 MW, 1 X 350 MW, 1 X 300 MW
Operation: 1962-1985
Fuel: natural gas, fuel oil
Boiler supplier: ICL, Deutsche Babcock
T/G supplier: GEC, LMZ, Hitachi, Electrosila
Quick facts: Costanera is Argentina's largest thermal plant. In 1996, Unit-5 was repowered with a 215-MW Siemens V94.3 gas turbine and a Nooter/Eriksen HRSG.

Photograph courtesy of Central Costanera SA
Posted 4 May 2002

Calchines
Location: Santa Fe
Operator: Centrales de la Costa Atlantica SA
Configuration: 2 X 5 MW, 1 X 30 MW
Operation: 1948-1965 (ret)
Fuel: natural gas, fuel oil
Boiler supplier: CE, Walther
T/G supplier: WH, AEG
Quick facts: This plant was privatized along with two other facilities in Santa Fe by sale to Federación de Luz y Fuerza. The first two sets were closed in 1989. Unit-3 was operated for a decade by Centrales Termicas del Litoral and closed in 2003. The property reverted to the provincial government in Jul 2004 at no cost save for expenses related to 48 remaining employees.

Photograph by Ricardo G Balbi (Panoramio)
Posted 7 May 2011

Cogeneration EcoEnergia
Location: Buenos Aires
Operator: Petrobras Electricidad
Configuration: 1 X 14 MW
Operation: 2011
Fuel: waste heat
HRSG supplier: Daniel Ricca
T/G supplier: Siemens, ABB
EPC: Radiotronica, BSI
Quick facts: In 2007, Petrobras Energia and TGS entred into a JV agreemen calling for the construction of a steam-T/G set using exhaust gases from 3 Fiat GTs at the TGS General Cerri compressor station near Bahia Blanca. A 10km, 33kV tie-line connects to the EDES Chanares Substation.

Photograph courtesy of Petrobras
Posted 1 Aug 2015

Güemes
Location: Salta
Operator: Central Térmica Güemes SA
Configuration: 2 X 60 MW, 1 X 130 MW
Operation: 1978-1986
Fuel: natural gas, fuel oil
Boiler supplier: Mellor Goodwin, Tlmace
T/G supplier: Skoda, Ansaldo
EPC: Ansaldo, SADE Ingeniera y Construcciones
Quick facts: In Dec 2006, CTG was acquired by a company associated with Grupo Dolphin. A 100-MW GE LMS100 gas turbines was added to the site in 2008.

Photograph courtesy of Central Térmica Güemes SA
Posted 6 Dec 2006

Necochea
Location: Buenos Aires
Operator: Centrales de la Costa Atlantica SA
Configuration: 2 X 31 MW, 1 X 73 MW
Operation: 1963-1971
Fuel: natural gas, fuel oil
Boiler supplier: B&W, Walther
T/G supplier: Siemens, Ansaldo, AEG
Quick facts: This plant is on the Transba grid serving Mar del Plata and Buenos Aires province.

Photograph by minc (flickr)
Posted 20 Apr 2007

Piedrabuena
Location: Buenos Aires
Operator: Central Piedra Buena SA
Configuration: 2 X 310 MW
Operation: 1985
Fuel: natural gas, fuel oil
Boiler supplier: Deutsche Babcock
T/G supplier: LMZ, Electrosila
Quick facts: These two sets plus sister unit Costanera-7 are Argentina's only supercritical generating units. Acquired by Pampa Energia in Aug 2007 for $85mn.

Photograph courtesy of Central Piedra Buena SA
Posted 16 Apr 2004

San Nicolas
Location: Buenos Aires
Operator: Central Termica San Nicolas
Configuration: 4 X 75 MW, 1 X 350 MW
Operation: 1953-1976
Fuel: natural gas, fuel oil, coal
Boiler supplier: Steinmuller, Tosi
T/G supplier: Siemens, AEG, Ansaldo, Marelli
Quick facts: An 88% stake in the plant was acquired from Agua y Energia Electrica in May 1993 by a four-member consortium of the U.S. power companies AES, PSEG, CMS, and local company Ormas.

Photograph courtesy of Community Energy Alternatives
Posted 29 Jan 2005

Sorrento
Location: Santa Fe
Operator: Central Termica Sorrento SA
Configuration: 2 X 33 MW, 1 X 160 MW
Operation: 1936-1973
Fuel: heavy oil, natural gas
Boiler supplier: B&W, Mellor
T/G supplier: Asgen, WH, AEG
Quick facts: The two 33-MW sets are closed.

Photograph courtesy of AGEERA
Posted 26 Jun 2010

Arturo Zanichelli (Pilar)
Location: Cordoba
Operator: Generador Cordoba SA
Configuration: 2 X 33 MW, 2 X 75 MW
Operation: 1962-1975
Fuel: natural gas, fuel oil
Boiler supplier: Ansaldo
T/G supplier: Ansaldo
EPC: Ansaldo, Ormas
Quick facts: This plant was privatized in 1996. A new 515-MW CCGT block was built at the Pilar site along with a new double-circuit 132kV transmission line to Cordoba city.

Photograph courtesy of AGEERA
Posted 21 Jan 2009

Abbreviations

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

Updated 26-Aug-2015

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