Generación Mediterránea S.A. owns the power plant Central Termoeléctrica Modesto Maranzana (“Power Plant”) located in Río Cuarto, Córdoba. The Power Plant had originally an installed capacity of 70 MW in two combined cycles, 35 MW each. Each cycle consists of a Frame 5 gas turbine, a generator and a steam turbine.
The Power Plant is ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OSHAS 18001 certified. Since 2007, it has completed all certifications regarding the “Integrated Management System”, which demonstrates our staff´s continuous effort and dedication to keep the operational, health, safety and maintenance standards as high as possible.
In October 2008, the plant completed the first steps in the expansion project installing two new Pratt & Whitney Power System Inc. ("PW") gas turbines; model SwiftPac 60, FT8-3. Both units have two aeroderivative gas turbines of 30 MW each, transmitting their power to a single generator providing greater flexibility in the operation.
In 2010, a third 60 MW PW SwiftPac 60, FT8-3 turbine was installed reaching a total capacity of 250 MW. This turbine was first used in September 2010.
Continuing with its expansion plan, in 2016 the company began working on the installation of two new 50 MW Siemens turbines. Both turbines were put in operation in July 2017, reaching a total installed capacity of 350 MW. The investment was 85 million dollars.
The Power Plant is connected to the Argentine Interconnected System (SADI) through the high- voltage network of the Provincial Energy Company of Córdoba (EPEC).
Generación Mediterránea has a training program in Engineer and Construction to assist third parties and Grupo Albanesi in the creation of technical specifications, blueprints, tender and awarding of contracts for the expansion of new Power Plants.
Civil works began to increase the installed capacity of the Modesto Maranzana Thermal Power Plant through the execution of the Cycle Closure project, awarded under the framework of Resolution 287. With the implementation of this project, 125 MW of efficient capacity are added To the system.