Rurelec Patagonia power plant could be operational within two weeks
On September 8, Rurelec announced that the CCGT plant had been shut down after a turbine blade within the steam generator suffered damage. Rurelec did not specify what caused the damage.
Rurelec said at the time that the management of Energia del Sur SA, which owns and operates the power plant, was examining "various engineering solutions". Rurelec has a 50% interest in the power plant which is located in southern Patagonia.
Rurelec's most recent announcement said that Energia del Sur was beginning "temporary modification of the steam turbine to remove certain rows of turbine blades". This was to be undertaken "ahead of repairs during planned maintenance in 2018." ■