Braskem, the largest petrochemical company in Latin America, recently entered into an agreement with Siemens to modernize a cogeneration power and steam plant at its Petrochemical Complex in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Completion of the project is expected in early 2021.
Siemens will be responsible for implementation and the 15-year operation of an electric and steam cogeneration plant. Project deployment is already underway, whereby Siemens will implement a fully integrated and redundant equipment solution, including two SGT-600 gas turbines, an E-house, as well as an extension of the existing high-voltage substation, three reciprocating compressors, an advanced load-shedding system, and associated software for plant control.
These elements are part of an energy-as-a-service concept, which means that the customer will receive the energy without having to invest in, build, and operate the plant on its own.