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Siemens secures major order for integrated LNG-to-Power project in Brazil

Christian Fernsby |
Siemens has secured an order for the turnkey construction of a new combined cycle power plant for the integrated LNG-to-Power project GNA 1 of Gás Natural Açu in the Port of Açu in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Siemens is providing an equity investment and owns one-third of the project company Gás Natural Açu (GNA) together with Brazil logistics company Prumo Logística and BP.

In addition, Siemens signed a long-term service agreement and will operate and maintain the plant to help ensure reliability, availability and operational performance.

The order is the first application for the highly efficient and proven Siemens H-class gas turbine in Brazil.

With a capacity of approximately 1.3 gigawatts (GW), the power plant will provide affordable and clean energy for Brazil.

Total project volume for GNA 1 is approximately €1 billion (R$4.5 billion).

Slated for operation at the beginning of 2021, GNA 1 will be capable of supplying power for a city with up to four million inhabitants.

GNA1 is the first fully integrated LNG-to-Power project of this scope for Siemens, including the construction of a 1.3 GW power plant as well as an LNG import and regasification terminal, a substation and a transmission line to connect the plant to the grid.

Siemens developed the project together with its partners BP and Prumo and is building the combined power plant turnkey in consortium with the Brazilian construction company Andrade Gutierrez.

For the project, Siemens is responsible for the delivery of the complete power island with three H-class gas turbines, one steam turbine, four generators and heat recovery steam generators and instrumentation and control systems.

The company will also provide long-term service and operation and maintenance for the power plant.

The service scope includes advanced remote monitoring and diagnostics, part of the Siemens Digital Services portfolio.

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