Siemens Awarded USD 220 Million Supply Contract for Power Plant in Brazil
ERLANGEN, Germany -- October 18, 2012
Siemens will supply the power island for the UTE Mauá 3 combined-cycle power
plant in Manaus, Brazil. The power island equipment includes two heavy-duty
gas turbines, one steam turbine, three generators and the instrumentation and
control system. The order volume is approximately USD 220 million. The plant
will be built for Amazonas Distribuidora de Energia S.A., a subsidiary of
Eletrobrás, the National Brazilian Electrical Company. The natural gas-fired
power station with an installed capacity of approximately 580 megawatts will
support the increased electricity demand in the region. Manaus, the capital of
the State of Amazonas, is one of the ten biggest cities in Brazil.
In the first phase, the natural gas-fired plant will be erected. It is
scheduled to be online in 2014. In the second phase, the plant will be
extended to a combined-cycle power station. “Brazil is a key market for
Siemens and we are proud to have been selected as the supplier of choice for
this important power plant projectwhich will support the electrification of
Manaus. We recognize that the Manaus region needs the UTE Mauá 3 power plant
for steady, reliable and environmentally friendly power supply in the very
near future. This is all the more important as Manaus will be one of the
venues of the 2014 world football championship,” said Michael Suess, member of
the Siemens AG Managing Board and CEO of the company’s Energy Sector.
The gas turbines, the steam turbine and the generators will be manufactured in
the Siemens factory in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. Furthermore, Siemens
will provide technical field assistance during the erection and construction,
which will be done by Construtora Andrade Gutierrez S.A. Siemens will also
lead the commissioning of the plant.
Highly efficient combined-cycle power plants are part of Siemens’
Environmental Portfolio. In fiscal year 2011, revenue from the Portfolio
totaled about €30 billion, making Siemens one of the world’s largest suppliers
of eco-friendly technologies. In the same period, our products and solutions
enabled customers to reduce their carbon dioxide (CO) emissions by nearly
320 million tons, an amount equal to the total annual CO[2 ]emissions of
Berlin, Delhi, Hong Kong, Istanbul, London, New York, Singapore and Tokyo.
The Siemens Energy Sector is the world’s leading supplier of a complete
spectrum of products, services and solutions for power generation in thermal
power plants and using renewables, power transmission in grids and for the
extraction, processing and transport of oil and gas. In fiscal 2011 (ended
September 30), the Energy Sector had revenues of EUR24.9 billion and received
new orders totaling approximately EUR31.8 billion and posted a profit of
EUR3.9 billion. On October 1, 2011, the Energy Sector had a work force of more
than 82,000. Further information is available at: www.siemens.com/energy.
Christian Stuart Wilson, +49 9131 18-4974
Energy Sector – Fossil Power Generation Division
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