Siemens wins contract for LNG-to-Power project in Brazil

WCN Editorial Team 4 Apr 2019 SOUTH AMERICA ENERGY & UTILITIES

Siemens has secured a contract for an integrated LNG-to-Power project at the Port of Açu in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Under the terms of the contract, Siemens will be responsible for the turnkey construction of a new combined cycle power plant for the integrated LNG-to-Power project GNA 1 of Gás Natural Açu.

The GNA 1 project is expected to cost R$4.5bn (approximately €1bn).

Siemens has made an equity investment to own one-third of the project company, Gás Natural Açu (GNA), along with Brazil logistics firm Prumo Logística and BP.

Siemens has also entered into a long-term service agreement to operate and maintain the plant. The order is said to be the first application for the Siemens H-class gas turbine in Brazil.

With a capacity of around 1.3GW, the power plant will supply affordable and clean energy for a city with up to four million inhabitants.

Construction on the project began in 2018 and the facility is expected to be operational in 2021.

Siemens will construct 1.3GW power plant, LNG import and regasification terminal, as well as substation and transmission line to connect the plant to the grid.

Siemens, along with its partners BP and Prumo, developed the project. It is building the turnkey combined power plant in consortium with Brazilian construction firm Andrade Gutierrez.

For the project, Siemens will deliver the complete power island with three H-class gas turbines, one steam turbine, four generators and heat recovery steam generators, as well as instrumentation and control systems.

The company will also provide advanced remote monitoring and diagnostic services, as well as long-term service and operation and maintenance services for the project.

Siemens Gas and Power CEO Lisa Davis said: “Our participation in GNA demonstrates Siemens commitment to new commercial strategies that address the evolving challenges of an increasingly demanding energy market.

“By integrating our offer along the energy value chain, the GNA 1 project clearly validates our comprehensive LNG-to-Power approach, which increases value to our partners and better meets the needs of the societies in which we operate.”

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Image: An aerial view of GNA area in the Port of Açu. Photo: courtesy of GNA.

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