CCGT Plants in Brazil - other states
Fafen Energia (Camacari)
Location: BA
Operator: Fafen Energia
Configuration: 134-MW, 3+1 CCGT with RB211 gas turbines
Operation: 2003
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: FW
T/G supplier: Rolls-Royce, MAN
EPC: Rolls-Royce

Photograph courtesy of Rolls-Royce
Posted 11 Feb 2004

Luis Carlos Prestes
Location: MS
Operator: Petrobas
Configuration: two 184-MW, 2+1 CCGT blocks with 7001FA gas turbine
Operation: 2002-2012
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: CMCI
T/G supplier: GE, Alstom, Siemens
EPC: Odebrecht, Promon, CONSTRUCAP-CCPS Engenharia e Comercio
Quick facts: UTE Luis Carlos Prestes is in Três Lagoas along the GASBOL pipeline from Bolivia. Emerson supplied the original Ovation I&C system, which was configured with the gas turbines' GE Mark V control system, an Alstom AVR system, ABB CEMs, and a Siemens electrical switchyard. The Ovation system was upgraded and expanded when the plant was converted to simple-cycle operation in 2011/12. The plant was originally known as Três Lagoas and was renamed after a prominent leader of popular uprisings that eventually culiminated in Brazil's 1930 Revolution.

Photograph courtesy of Emerson Process Management
Posted 30 Mar 2013

Location: RN
Operator: Petrobas
Configuration: 2 X 171 MW 7001FA gas turbines CHP
Operation: 2007-2008
Fuel: natural gas, refinery offgas
HRSG supplier: Vogt
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: CNEC Engenharia, PB Power
Quick facts: Termoaçu supplies electricity for Neoenergia distributors Coelba and Cosern and 610 tph of steam used by Petrobras for oil field injection. The total cost of the plant was $300mn of which $85mn was for the gas turbines. After being stalled for 2yrs, the project was restarted following a Sep 2004 agreement between Neoenergia and Petrobras whereby the oil company took on all remaining investments and diluted Neoenergia's stake to around 21%.

Photograph courtesy of Neoenergia SA
Posted 5 Apr 2009

Location: PR
Operator: COPEL - Cia Paranaense de Energia Eletrica
Configuration: 480-MW, 2+1 CCGT with W501FD2 gas turbines
Operation: 2002
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Aalborg
T/G supplier: SWPC, Alstom
EPC: Bechtel, DM Construtora de Obras Ltda
Quick facts: In Sep 1997, El Paso Energy International signed a joint development agreement with Copel, Petrobras, BHP Power, and British Gas to build a gas-fired CCGT at Araucaria near a Petrobras refinery. Although the first GT was commissioned in Sep 2002, the plant did not begin regular operation for about 4yrs due to power purchase contractual issues. At completion, the owners of the $340mn plant were El Paso (60%) and Copel and Petrobras with 20% each. In Feb 2006, El Paso agreed to sell out its ownership to its partners. The plant connects to the local 230kV grid.

Photograph courtesy of Agencia Estadual de Notícias (PR)
Posted 19 Aug 2009

Location: BA
Operator: Termobahia SA
Configuration: 190-MW, single-shaft CCGT with GT24 gas turbine CHP
Operation: 2002
Fuel: natural gas, refinery offgas
HRSG supplier: CMI
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Alstom
Quick facts: The $250mn CC plant (foreground) supplies electricity and 350 t/h of steam to the Petrobras Landulfo Alves Refinery (RLAM) refinery at Mataripe (rear of photo).

Photograph courtesy of Termobahia SA
Posted 9 Feb 2003

Location: CE
Operator: Endesa Brasil
Configuration: 343-MW, 2+1 CCGT with GT11N2 gas turbines
Operation: 2003
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: ??
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Mitsui, Kawasaki

Photograph courtesy of Power
Posted 16 Apr 2004

Termo Norte-II
Location: RO
Operator: Termo Norte Energia Ltda
Configuration: 360-MW, 3+1 CCGT with 7001EA gas turbines
Operation: 2003
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: GE, Fuji
EPC: Hyundai, Roberto Passarini Ltda
Quick facts: This site is 8km from Porto Velho. El Paso International was an original developer of the plant, but sold out to its partner CS Participações Ltda in Feb 2009. Termonorte I is a 60-MW diesel power plant built in 2000.

Photograph by Braulio Gerhardt (Panoramio)
Posted 11 Jul 2009

Location: PE
Operator: Guaraniana SA
Configuration: 500-MW, 2+1 CCGT block with 9001FA gas turbines CHP
Operation: 2004
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Odebrecht, Promon Engenharia, Inepar
Quick facts: The Inter-American Development Bank loaned $192mn for this $404mn project.

Photograph courtesy of Iberdrola
Posted 14 Aug 2005

Location: RS
Operator: AES Sao Paulo
Configuration: 520-MW, 2+1 CCGT with W501F gas turbines
Operation: 2000
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: NEM
T/G supplier: SWPC
EPC: SWPC, Promon Engenharia, EBE Engenharia, CESBE SA
Quick facts: In Apr 1997, Cia Estadual de Energia Eletrica announced that AES Corp had been selected to develop this $350mn plant on a BOO basis with a 20yr PPA. In Sep 1998, the IDB approved $132.8mn of financing for the plant as a direct loan to AES without government guarantees. BNDES also supported the project and, in Oct 1999, OPIC approved a $115mn loan. The first gas turbine went into operation at the end of Jun 2000. Initially, Repsol YPF supplied gas from argentina through the TGM pipeline. Gas supplies were interrupted and the plants suspended operations in 2008. The project restarted in Feb 2013 with temporary gas supplies.

Photograph courtesy of AES Corp
Re-posted 6 Mar 2013


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Updated 07-Feb-2015