Braskem, the largest petrochemical company in Latin America, has 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. The plant’s state-of-the-art technology solutions will combine high energy efficiency and extreme operational reliability with low emissions. 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.
Braskem’s project involves the complete overhaul and technological update of the existing cogeneration plant, which provides steam and power to the petrochemical complex’s cracking unit.
The entire plant will be engineered, deployed, operated, and maintained by Siemens for a period of 15 years under a long-term contract that includes performance guarantees for reliability, availability, efficiency, costs, maintenance, and emissions.