"As Argentina works to strengthen its energy infrastructure, the continued reliability of its power plants is of vital importance," said Tim Frace, Vice President, Siemens Power Generation Services, Latin America region. "We are committed to providing our innovative service, maintenance products and digital service solutions to Pampa Energia, as well as our engineering expertise and local support, and look forward to our close collaboration."
The agreements cover spare parts, repairs, logistics support, field services as well as Siemens Power Diagnostics®, part of the company's Digital Services for Energy portfolio of data-driven solutions. For Genelba 21, Siemens will upgrade the gas turbine blades with Siemens' Si3D blades. Si3D blades are designed to improve power output and thermal efficiency through a combination of 3D aerodynamic design, advanced sealing, cooling improvements, and advanced materials. At the Genelba CCPP plant, Siemens will upgrade the inlet guide vane system (IGV) on the plant's turbines. The IGV upgrade optimizes performance and increases the power from the gas turbines by adjusting the IGV positioning system to function at a wider operating range.
In September 2016, Siemens signed a letter of intent with the government of Argentina in order to intensify cooperation with the country in several fields, with energy being one of the main focus areas.
For further information on the Power Generations Services Division, please see: www.energy.siemens.com/hq/en/services/