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January 7, 2022

Punta Del Tigre B Combined Cycle Power Plant, Uruguay

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Punta Del Tigre B Combined Cycle Power Plant is a 531MW gas fired power project. It is located in San Jose, Uruguay. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in December 2019.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Thermal 531 531 Active San Jose, Uruguay Hyundai; Hyundai Engineering & Construction; KEPCO Engineering and Construction


The project was developed by Hyundai, Hyundai Engineering & Construction and KEPCO Engineering and Construction. The project is currently owned by Administracion Nacional de Usinas y Trasmisiones Electricas.

It is a Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power plant. The power plant run on dual-fuel. The primary fuel being used to power the plant is natural gas. In case of shortage of natural gas the plant can also run on Diesel. The fuel is procured from Cruz del Sur Pipeline.

The project cost is $741.2m.

Development Status

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The project got commissioned in December 2019.

Contractors Involved

Hyundai Engineering & Construction was selected to render EPC services for the gas fired power project.

Punta Del Tigre B Combined Cycle Power Plant (Punta Del Tigre B Combined Cycle Power Plant Unit I) is equipped with Siemens SGT5-2000E gas turbine. The phase consists of 1 gas turbine with 171MW nameplate capacity.

Punta Del Tigre B Combined Cycle Power Plant (Punta Del Tigre B Combined Cycle Power Plant Unit II) is equipped with Siemens SGT5-2000E gas turbine. The phase consists of 1 gas turbine with 171MW nameplate capacity.

Punta Del Tigre B Combined Cycle Power Plant (Punta Del Tigre B Combined Cycle Power Plant Unit III) is equipped with Doosan Skoda Power ŠKODA DST-S20 steam turbine. The phase consists of 1 steam turbine with 189MW nameplate capacity.

The electric generators for the project were procured from Doosan Skoda Power and Siemens.

Curo supplied steam boiler for the project.

KEPCO Plant Service & Engineering is the O&M contractor for thermal power project. The operation and maintenance contract commenced from 2019, for a period of 8 years.

About Hyundai

Hyundai Corp (Hyundai) operates as a general export and trading company. The company provides import and export services for automobiles, chemicals, ships, steel, machinery, electrical and electronics products, power plants and equipment, and other merchandise. The company exports steel products such as steel pipe, nonferrous metal, flat product, semi product and coated steel; chemical products such as monomer, petroleum products, polymers, and fertilizer; automobile products include passenger vehicle, OEM parts, commercial vehicle and spare parts; railway vehicles and electrical equipment. It also provides construction of power plants, oil refineries, petrochemical plants, and desalination plants. In addition, it also exports electrical equipment and construction equipment. The company also provides investment services to new enterprises. The company has its operations in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, China, Japan and Australia. Hyundai is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

About Hyundai Engineering & Construction

Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co Ltd (Hyundai E&C), a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co, is an engineering and construction contracting company. It provides civil and construction works for roads, bridges, harbors, highways and railways. Hyundai E&C also develops properties for residential, commercial and office businesses. The company executes construction projects for nuclear power plants, power generation and industrial plants, and oil, gas and petrochemical plants. Hyundai E&C offers services across total value chain of a project from design, finance, plan, marketing, and procurement. The company has an operational presence in several countries across Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas. Hyundai E&C is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

About KEPCO Engineering and Construction

KEPCO Engineering and Construction Company Inc (KEPCO), a subsidiary of Korea Electric Power Corp, provides architectural, engineering, and related technical services. The company provides nuclear power plant architecture engineering, nuclear steam supply system design and engineering services, and engineering support for testing of nuclear plants. It offers construction and maintenance of coal-fired power plants, combined cycle and cogeneration plants and transmission network, as well as provides project management and construction management services, and designs and constructs air pollution control equipment. The company also offers energy saving and wind power business solutions. It serves its clients across South Korea. KEPCO is headquartered in Gimcheon, South Korea.


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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