Siemens to operate largest Latin American LNG-to-power plant; start up targeted for 2021

German conglomerate company, 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 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 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 GW, the power plant will provide affordable and clean energy for Brazil. Total project volume for GNA 1 is approximately EUR1 billion. Considered the largest LNG-to-power development in Latin America, the  GNA 1 project, which has already begun construction in 2018,  is slated for operation in  2021; It is expected to supply power for a city with up to four million inhabitants.