Pilsen (5/27/2020) – Pilsen-based Doosan Škoda Power successfully installed and launched a steam turbine with an output of 200 MW (DST-S20), along with operational equipment, at the Punta del Tigre combined gas-steam cycle power plant, located some 50 kilometres from Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay. The project called Punta del Tigre B, with a total output of 530 MW, complements the existing Punta del Tigre A project. This was the biggest investment made in the last 40 years by Usinas y Transmisiones Eléctricas, the Uruguayan power company which owns the power plants.
The project was initiated in September 2013 and was officially handed over to the end owner in November 2019. Doosan Škoda Power worked with Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd, a Korean EPC company, on the project. It is the first combined gas-steam cycle in Uruguay, which will cover up to 25% of local power consumption, thus marking a significant step towards stabilization of the network, which still relied predominantly on local hydro power plants until recently. In addition to the 200MW steam turbine with double-casings, condensing with reheat and the radial steam outlet from rear low pressure part into the water condenser, the Pilsen-based manufacturer also supplied the operational equipment consisting of a generator, a control system and field instrumentation, an oil system, piping, a gland steam system and drain system.
“A team of our engineers assisted our EPC partner in implementing the project on site to ensure that it ran smoothly. Through joint efforts, the whole project was successfully completed and handed over to the owner. However, the project was affected by minor difficulties due to the specific local conditions, from complex coordination of suppliers to strikes of local trade unions,” concludes Jindřich Závodný, project manager at Doosan Škoda Power.
Doosan Škoda Power has been building the good reputation of its products and accompanying services in Latin America for many years. Noteworthy recent projects in this region include a 200MW turbine set for the Termotajasero coal-fired power plant in Colombia and two 153MW turbines with accessories for the Paco project in Panama. The regional managers agree that the Pilsen-based company’s competitive advantage stems in part from the excellent work of its sales office in the region.
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Doosan Škoda Power is part of a strong group of companies united under the Doosan Group, which supplies leading technologies and services of the highest quality and value to customers all over the world.
Doosan Škoda Power is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of power plant equipment, especially steam turbine/generator sets with outputs between 3 and 1,200 MW. The company has extensive experience and references in applications for steam and fossil power plants, CHP plants, nuclear power plants and solar power plants (CSPs), biomass incineration plants etc. Wide range of aftermarket services includes retrofits and modernization (R&M) of existing installed OEM and non-OEM equipment, commissioning and long-term service including spare parts delivery. Annual research and development investments guarantee high quality products that meet specific customer requirements.