Siemens has secured an order for three SGT6-5000F gas turbines, which will be used in the Nodo Energético del Sur – Planta N° 2 Región Moquegua project in Peru.
The project comprises three simple cycle power plants.
The customer is power utility EnerSur while the contractor is Técnicas Reunidas and JJC.
Currently, the commercial operational date of the project is set for March 2017.
The turbines SGT6-5000F will be manufactured in the Siemens factory in Charlotte, North Carolina, which is the key production facility for Siemens 60Hz power generation.
The three new plants will be installed in Ilo, a seaport in the Moquegua region of the southern part of Peru.
For the first five years, the SGT6-5000F dual fuel gas turbines will be operated with fuel oil, following which they will be operated on natural gas.
Together, the three plants will have a capacity of 600MW when fired with fuel oil.
Siemens claim that with a total of more than 9,000,000 hours of fleet operation, the gas turbine achieves peak values for reliability and continuous operation, with the highest performance values in its class.
Siemens Power and Gas division large gas turbines / generators business unit CEO Thierry Toupin said: "We are happy to have received this order from Técnicas Reunidas and JJC, and are committed to deliver first class technology for the Nodo Energético del Sur project.
"The SGT6-5000F gas turbine offers economical power generation for peak-, intermediate-, or base-load duty.
"It is an environmentally friendly gas turbine technology with low water injection requirements, and equipped with Shaping Power, a feature that enables higher power output on higher temperature days."
Image: The turbines SGT6-5000F will be manufactured in the Siemens factory in Charlotte, North Carolina, the US. Photo: courtesy of Siemens AG.