Siemens has received an order to supply two power islands for the planned Juan Manuel Valdez Güiria combined cycle power plant in Venezuela. The customer is Elecnor, one of Spain’s leading engineering and construction companies. Elecnor is erecting the plant, scheduled to begin commercial operation in 2015, on a turnkey basis for Petróleos de Venezuela S. A., the largest oil company in Latin America. It will be constructed in two phases, the first being a 700 MW simple cycle plant followed by the combined cycle section in the second phase. Siemens will engineer and supply major equipment for both phases of the project. Siemens will also provide technical field assistance during the erection and commissioning for both phases.

The Juan Manuel Valdez Güiria plants are to be built in the port city of Güiria in the Eastern Venezuelan province of Sucre. Siemens’ scope of supply for phase one of the power plants consists of four SGT6-5000F gas turbines and four SGen6-1000A generators, four bypass stacks and the SPPA-T3000 control system. Phase two will include four HRSGs, two SST6-5000 steam turbines with SGen6-1000A generators and an additional SPPA-T3000 control system.

“This important project to Venezuela’s power needs marks another milestone in our long history of supplying reliable power plant solutions in Venezuela,” said Rainer Hauenschild, CEO of Energy Solutions at Siemens Energy. “Siemens has been active in Venezuela for almost 60 years and we are currently active in the construction of the Termocentro power plant near Caracas and Termozulia III in Maracaibo”.