AFTER NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, SUCCESS ON A THERMAL POWER PLANT IN ARGENTINA

Return to Latin America

After successful projects in cooperation with Končar Power Transformers in in Egypt, the Philippines, Oman, Peru, HELB has added another completed job in Argentina to its portfolio. Our scope of work was supervision of the installation of an 215 MVA transformer in Buenos Aires area at the location of the Genelba thermal power plant (CTGEBA), with total installed capacity of 670 MWE. CTGEBA is owned by the largest independent energy company in Argentina - Pampa Energia which operates in oil and gas business through its subsidiaries. CTGEBA has a strategic location as well, since it is only one kilometre from the Ezeiza transformer station, a WEM (‘Wholesale Electricity Market’) reference node for the supply of electricity in times of country’s highest demand.

This project also involved cooperation with the Techint Ingenier y Construction Company, the main contractor of the works. It is a construction engineering company with 70 years of experience and 25,000 workers worldwide. HELB's engagement included supervision of electrical-related tasks, tube joining from the conservator to transformer, hole drilling, conservator installation, vacuuming of the transformer, as well as filling and centrifuging the oil.

 Hand in hand with the job being successfully finished, returning from Argentina is marked by impressions of an excellent working atmosphere, smiling and cheerful people. Whilst it is the nationality from continent far away and language barrier, what will stay in memory is mutual willingness to help each other in any situation.

HELB has worked in Argentina many years ago at the reconstruction of Embalse nuclear power plant of similar installed capacity (683 MWE), so this way of returning to the country makes the pleasure bigger.