Petrom: Brazi plant to supply 9% of national electricity output

Petrom, the largest oil and gas producer in Southeastern Europe announced the arrival the second gas turbine in Brazil, the company spending €350,000 for the transport one turbine alone. The commissioning of the plant is expected to take place in the second part of 2011, after a total investment of €500 million.
For the construction of Brazi gas-fired power plant, Petrom acquired two gas turbines and on steam turbine from General Electric, as part of the turn key contract, the value of the three turbines representing 17% of the total investment for the plant.

“It is a major project, which contributes to achieving the strategic objective of becoming an important producer on the Romanian electricity market, with a market share of approximately 10%; in 2012, the Brazi power plant will ensure around 8-9% of the electricity produced in Romania”, said Gerald Kappes, member of Petrom Executive Board, responsible for Gas, Power and Chemicals.

With two gas turbines, two heat recovery boilers and a steam turbine, the power plant will have a capacity of 860MW and an efficiency of 57% compared with the average of 30% of units in Romania that develop similar capacities.

Approximately 20% of the power plant capacity will be used to supply the demand of Petrom’s own consumption and the rest will be sold on the Romanian power market.

For the transportation of the turbines at Brazi construction site oversized convoys were necessary

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