CCGT Plants in Argentina - other provinces
Agual del Cajon
Location: Neuquen
Operator: Capex SA
Configuration: 703-MW, 7+1 CCGT with 6 X 48 MW W251B11gas turbines, 1 X 130 MW M701D gas turbine, 1 X 185 MW steam turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1993-1999
HRSG supplier: Nooter
T/G supplier: WH, MHI, Brush
EPC: Parsons Energy & Chemical, Black & Veatch
Quick facts: Agua del Cajon was the first Argentine power plant built with private funding.

Photograph courtesy of Capex SA
Posted 17 Sep 2004

Brigadier F Lopez
Location: Santa Fe
Operator: Enarsa - Energia Argentina SA
Configuration: 280-MW SGT5-4000F gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas, diesel oil
Operation: 2012
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Isolux, IECSA, CINTER
Quick facts: This plant site is along the Rio Coronda in Sauce Viejo 20km southeast of Santa Fe city. It is designed for operation as a 1+1 CCGT block but the steamer extension has been delayed by financial considerations.

Photograph courtesy of CINTER
Posted 25 Feb 2017

Francisco Bazan (Sudoeste)
Location: Cordoba
Operator: Empresa Provincial de Energia de Cordoba
Configuration: 4 X 35 MW TG20
Fuel: natural gas, diesel oil
Operation: 1981-1982
T/G supplier: Fiat
Quick facts: A 125-MW extension is planned for Bazan.

Photograph courtesy of AGEERA
Posted 16 Feb 2009

Central Bicentario
Location: Cordoba
Operator: Empresa Provincial de Energia de Cordoba
Configuration: 496-MW, 2+1 CCGT with SGT5-2000E gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2010-2011
HRSG supplier: Cerrey
T/G supplier: Siemens, Tosi, Andritz
EPC: Sener, Electroingenieria SA
Quick facts: This plant was opened for simple-cycle operation by Gov Juan Shiaretti on 7 Jun 2010. It shares a 12ha site in Pilar with the Arturo Zanichelli thermal plant. The workforce peaked at about 1,500. The 400t T/G components took 7 days to transport to the site from the Port of Zarate. The stacks are 42m tall. The plant is connected to the 132kV regional grid.

Photograph courtesy of Sener
Re-posted 27 Aug 2016

Cerro Dragon Field
Location: Chubut
Operator: Pan American Energy LLC
Configuration: 2 X 44-MW 6001B gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2008
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Ronza
Quick facts: These two gas turbines are part of a captive power complex at Argentina's largest oil field. Oil production was started by YPF, and the the field passed to Amoco in 1958. In 1997, Pan Americanit began operations under a 40yr concession. Natural gas production begain in 2001. The Cerrogon power netwok has 500km of 132-- and 33kV line, 50 transformers, and 2,600km of low voltage line and cable. A JV of Sener and Technit has been hired to convert these two gas turbines to a 2+1 CCGT block. Pan American also operates eight Solar Centaur GTs plus two 20-MW GE TM2500 machines at the field.

Photograph courtesy of Sener
Posted 28 Aug 2016

Comodoro Rivadavia
Location: Chubut
Operator: Centrales Termicas Patagonicas SA
Configuration: 2 X 16 MW, 2 X 21 MW, 2 X 28 MW gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, diesel
Operation: 1997
T/G supplier: AEG, Fiat, John Brown, Brush, Marelli

Photograph courtesy of AGEERA
Posted 11 Jan 2009

Frias
Location: Santiago del Estero
Operator: Centrales Termicas del NOA SA
Configuration: 2 X 16 MW TG16 gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 1978-1984 (ret)
T/G supplier: Fiat, Marelli
Quick facts: This was one of a group of thermal plants privatized in May 1993.

Photograph courtesy of AGEERA
Posted 19 Jan 2009

Frias Nueva
Location: Santiago del Estero
Operator: Generacion Frias SA
Configuration: 60-MW FT-4000 gas turbine
Fuel: naturla gas, diesel oil
Operation: 2015
T/G supplier: P&W, Brush
Quick facts: This genco was organized in Apr 2010 and is 95% owned by Albanesi. The PS is at a TRANSNOA substation.

Photograph courtesy of Albanesi SA
Posted 13 Apr 2016

General Roca
Location: Rio Negro
Operator: Albanesi SA
Configuration: 126-MW 9001E gas turbine
Fuel: naturla gas, diesel oil
Operation: 1995
T/G supplier: EGT, Alsthom
EPC: Grupo Ronza
Quick facts: In Oct 1995, Turbine Power Co SA closed financing for this GT, installed at a cost of about $58mn. The plant connects to a 132kV line owned by Edersa. The Roca project was taken over by Albanesi in May 2011. In Jan 2009, the GT suffered a rotor failure and was out of operation until Jun 2012. The unit was upgraded to allow for the use of diesel fuel and this project completed in Jul 2013.

Photograph courtesy of Albanesi SA
Posted 16 Aug 2014

José de San Martín
Location: Santa Fe
Operator: Termoeléctrica José de San Martín
Configuration: 830-MW, 2+1 CCGT with SGT5-4000F gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 2008-2010
HRSG supplier: CMI
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Duro Felguera, Electroingenieria, Inelectra, Consorcio Construcciones Térmicas
Quick facts: This power station in Timbues, San Lorenzo department, is named after José Francisco de San Martín Matorras, an Argentine general who was a leader in Argentina's struggle for independence. The $1.1bn contract for the San Martin plant and its sister plant Manuel Belgrano was awarded in Nov 2006 and the first machine went commercial on 4 May 2008. The gas turbines each weigh 310t. The two new CCGT plants are owned by Foninvemem, an association sponsored by the Secretaría de Energía and jointly funded by major power generators in Argentina.

Photograph courtesy of AGEERA
Posted 29 Jun 2010

Loma de la Lata
Location: Neuquen
Operator: Pampa Energia SA
Configuration: 550-MW, 3+1 CCGT with 9001E gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 1994-2011
HRSG supplier: Vogt
T/G supplier: GE, Siemens
EPC: Isolux Corsan, Tecna, Santos
Quick facts: Loma de la Lata is 1,200km from Buenos Aires on the eponymous gas field, the largest onshore field in Argentina. The $250mn CCGT conversion completef in 2011. ABN AMRO Bank NV and Standard Bank Plc issued letters of credit to partially finance the construction project.

Photograph courtesy of Isolux Corsan
Posted 10 Jul 2010

Lujan de Cuyo (CT Mendoza) CC
Location: Mendoza
Operator: SADE Srl
Configuration: 285-MW, 1+1 CCGT with V94.3A gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1998
HRSG supplier: ??
T/G supplier: Siemens, Skoda
EPC: Black & Veatch, SADE, Skoda
Quick facts: This project converted an existing steam-set to combined-cycle operation.

Photograph courtesy of AGEERA
Posted 19 Jan 2009

Modesto Maranzana
Location: Cordoba
Operator: Albanesi SA
Configuration: Two 35-MW, single-shaft CCGT blocks with 5001NTG gas turbines, 2 X 60-MW FT8-3 SwiftPac gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 1995
HRSG supplier: ??
T/G supplier: Thomassen, Stork, ASEA, Pratt & Whitney
EPC: Grupo Ronza
Quick facts: These two CCGT blocks were originally installed in 1973 at the Alsdorf, Germany, CHP plant of Eschweiler Bergwerks-Verein AG. In 1992, the plant was relocated to Río Cuarto by Generación Mediterránea SA. The plant was acquired by Enron in 2000 and sold on to Albanesi in Feb 2005. In 2008, construction got underway on a plant extension consisting of two 60-MW SwiftPac gas turbines.

Photograph courtesy of Albanesi SA
Re-posted 16 Aug 2014

Palpala
Location: Jujuy
Operator: Centrales Termicas del NOA SA
Configuration: 1 X 20 MW 5001N gas turbine, 1 X 16 MW gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas, diesel oil
Operation: 1975-1977
T/G supplier: GE, BBC
EPC: BBC
Quick facts: This is one of a group of thermal plants privatized in May 1993.

Photograph courtesy of AGEERA
Posted 20 Jan 2009

Patagonia
Location: Chubut
Operator: Energia del Sur SA
Configuration: 136-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 6001B gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, diesel
Operation: 1995-2008
HRSG supplier: Vogt
T/G supplier: GE, ABB
EPC: GE, SADE, Capime Ingenieria SA, Olivera-Lafon
Quick facts: Two existing GTs were converted to combined-cycle operation by the addition of a steam set and air-cooled condenser relocated from a decommissioned power plant in Hazelton, Pennsylvania.

Photograph courtesy of Energia del Sur
Re-posted 29 Sep 2012

Puerto Madryn
Location: Chubut
Operator: Aluminum de Argentina SA (ALUAR)
Configuration: 120-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 6001B gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1997
HRSG supplier: GEC-Alstom
T/G supplier: EGT, GEC-Alstom
EPC: GEC-Alstom
Quick facts: This power plant plus several simple-cycle gas turbines supplies an aluminum reduction plant and two semifabricated products plants in Chubut province. the site was connected to the national grid in Feb 2006 y a new 500kV line from Choele Choel. A second CCGT block was added in 2007.

Photograph courtesy of Alstom
Posted 16 Jul 2006

Rio Cuarto
Location: Cordoba
Operator: Empresa Provincial de Energia de Cordoba
Configuration: 2 X 17 MW TG16
Fuel: natural gas, diesel oil
Operation: 1974-1975
T/G supplier: Fiat

Photograph courtesy of AGEERA
Posted 16 Feb 2009

Riojana
Location: La Rioja
Operator: Albanesi SA
Configuration: 1 X 14-MW gas turbine, 2 X 13-MW TG16 gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 1975-1980
T/G supplier: John Brown, Fiat, Marelli
Quick facts: Formerly La Rioja. This is one of a group of thermal plants privatized in May 1993. Acquired by Albanesi in 2010 and refurbished. A single 75-MW Frame 6 GT is being installed.

Photograph courtesy of Albanesi SA
Re-posted 16 Aug 2014

 
San Pedro TG 21
Location: Jujuy
Operator: Centrales Termicas del NOA SA
Configuration: 1 X 24-MW 5001PTG gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas, diesel oil
Operation: 1978
T/G supplier: Hitachi

Photograph courtesy of AGEERA
Posted 20 Jan 2009

Vuelta de Obligado
Location: Santa Fe
Operator: Central Vuelta de Obligado
Configuration: 810-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 9001FA gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, diesel oil
Operation: 2014-2016
HRSG supplier: Hangzhou
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Duro Felguera, Sener, Fainser SA, CINTER
Quick facts: In Jul 2012, the EPC contract was awarded for this project, which is adjacent to the Jose de San Martin CCGT north of the city of Rosario. The gas turbines went into operation in early Dec 2014. The operating company is affiliated with Enarsa and funding was from Foninvenment. The $843mn project included a 16km NG pipeline spur plus expansion of the Rio Coronda 500kV substation.

Photograph courtesy of CINTER
Re-posted 25 Feb 20176

Abbreviations

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

Updated 25-Feb-2017

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