Siemens will supply the power island for the UTE Mauá 3 combined-cycle power plant in Manaus, Brazil. The power island equipment includes two heavy-duty gas turbines, one steam turbine, three generators and the instrumentation and control system. The order volume is approximately USD 220 million. The plant will be built for Amazonas Distribuidora de Energia S.A., a subsidiary of Eletrobrás, the National Brazilian Electrical Company. The natural gas-fired power station with an installed capacity of approximately 580 megawatts will support the increased electricity demand in the region. Manaus, the capital of the State of Amazonas, is one of the ten biggest cities in Brazil.
In the first phase, the natural gas-fired plant will be erected. It is scheduled to be online in 2014. In the second phase, the plant will be extended to a combined-cycle power station. “Brazil is a key market for Siemens and we are proud to have been selected as the supplier of choice for this important power plant project which will support the electrification of Manaus. We recognize that the Manaus region needs the UTE Mauá 3 power plant for steady, reliable and environmentally friendly power supply in the very near future. This is all the more important as Manaus will be one of the venues of the 2014 world football championship,” said Michael Suess, member of the Siemens AG Managing Board and CEO of the company’s Energy Sector.
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Source: Business Wire