In May 2018, Siemens announced it would be providing six SGT-800 gas turbines to the project, marking the first order for this type of unit from Panama. Now, Siemens said it will be providing additional support with a long-term service and maintenance agreement for the same power plant project.
The Flex Long-Term Program (FlexLTP) covers not only the six SGT-800 units of a single lift package design, but also the SST-600 industrial steam turbine and electrical generators. The plant will operate with liquefied natural gas (LNG). Commissioning for the power block is expected in the fall of 2020.
The FlexLTP includes Siemens’ advanced remote monitoring and diagnostics, part of Siemens’ Omnivise Digital Services portfolio, as well as spare parts, scheduled maintenance, and performance guarantees during the operation of the plant. With its high efficiency in partial load operation and a high degree of operating flexibility, the combined cycle power plant and the related services awarded with this FlexLTP, will supplement fluctuating renewable energy sources in the region.