ERLANGEN, Germany--()--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.
The gas turbines, the steam turbine and the generators will be manufactured in the Siemens factory in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. Furthermore, Siemens will provide technical field assistance during the erection and construction, which will be done by Construtora Andrade Gutierrez S.A. Siemens will also lead the commissioning of the plant.
Highly efficient combined-cycle power plants are part of Siemens’ Environmental Portfolio. In fiscal year 2011, revenue from the Portfolio totaled about €30 billion, making Siemens one of the world’s largest suppliers of eco-friendly technologies. In the same period, our products and solutions enabled customers to reduce their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by nearly 320 million tons, an amount equal to the total annual CO2 emissions of Berlin, Delhi, Hong Kong, Istanbul, London, New York, Singapore and Tokyo.
The Siemens Energy Sector is the world’s leading supplier of a complete spectrum of products, services and solutions for power generation in thermal power plants and using renewables, power transmission in grids and for the extraction, processing and transport of oil and gas. In fiscal 2011 (ended September 30), the Energy Sector had revenues of EUR24.9 billion and received new orders totaling approximately EUR31.8 billion and posted a profit of EUR3.9 billion. On October 1, 2011, the Energy Sector had a work force of more than 82,000. Further information is available at: www.siemens.com/energy.