Our Business

The purpose of our company is to make investments in the national and international energy market.
We have an installed capacity of 3,762 MW, plus 707 MW under construction.
Our installed capacity from conventional units adds up to 3,663 MW, representing 10% of the total power of the system, and 14% of the installed capacity of the private generators. Moreover, in 2017 our generation was 14,553 GWh, representing 17% of the generation of private companies, being the leading private group in power generation in Argentina. We are currently expanding our generation capacity through the construction of new thermal units, for an additional 423 MW.
In 2018, through our subsidiary CP Renovables S.A. (CPR), we carried out the commissioning of the wind farm La Castellana, with an installed capacity of 99 MW. Our growth continues, and we are already planning the construction of four additional wind farms with a capacity of 284 MW. As a consequence, CPR will have an installed capacity from renewable sources of 383 MW.
Central Puerto is the main shareholder of the companies Central Vuelta de Obligado S.A., Termoeléctrica José de San Martín S.A. and Termoeléctrica Manuel Belgrano S.A., which operate a total installed capacity of 2,554 MW.
We generate energy efficiently, helping to meet the demand with quality, maximizing value for the company and the community, and doing it in harmony with the environment.

Termoeléctrica Manuel Belgrano S.A.

Central Puerto S.A. is the main shareholder of this company, which operates the Manuel Belgrano power plant. The plant has a Combined Cycle with an installed capacity of 873 MW, which is composed of two Siemens gas turbines and a steam turbine.
The plant is located in Campana in the province of Buenos Aires.

Open Cycle Startup: 2008
Combined Cycle Startup: 2010

Central Vuelta de Obligado S.A.

Central Puerto S.A. is the main shareholder of this company, which operates the Vuelta de Obligado power plant. The plant has a Combined Cycle with an installed capacity of 816 MW, which is composed of two General Electric gas turbines and a steam turbine.
The plant is located in Timbúes in the province of Santa Fe.

Gas turbine model (560 MW): 2014
Combined Cycle Startup (816 MW): March 2018

Termoeléctrica José de San Martín S.A.

Central Puerto S.A. is the main shareholder of this company, which operates the José de San Martín power plant. The plant has a Combined Cycle with an installed capacity of 865 MW, which is composed of two Siemens gas turbines and a steam turbine.
The plant is located in Timbúes in the province of Santa Fe.

Gas turbine model: SCC5-4000F 2×1
Steam turbine model: SST5-5000

Open Cycle Startup: 2008
Combined Cycle Startup: 2010

Central Puerto S.A. Piedra del Águila Site

We have four Francis turbines and their connected generators with an installed capacity of 1,440MW (4×360 MW), which represents 4.54% of the installed capacity of the Sistema Argentino de Interconexión/SADI [“Argentine Interconnection System”] and 11.9% of the hydroelectric generation capacity of the country.
The hydroelectric complex operated by Central Puerto includes a concrete gravity dam with a maximum slope of 170 meters above its foundation, water intake and pipeline, spillway with a capacity to evacuate 10,000 m³/sec, river diversion works, bottom outlet and facilities for construction purposes, including access roads, bridge and power supply.

Plant Surface: 1,055 ha

Central Puerto S.A. Mendoza Site

Our plant has an installed capacity of 509 MW and 10 units:

  • A Combined Cycle (CC) that is composed of a Siemens gas turbine and a Skoda steam turbine, totaling 306 MW.
  • An Alstom cogeneration unit and two Mecánica de la Peña Heat Recovery Steam Generators (‘HRSG’) with additional burners and a capacity of 46 MW and 150 tn/h of steam.
  • An ABB Combined Cycle (CC) of 36 MW.
  • Two Marelli steam turbines [“TV”, for its Spanish acronym] of 60 MW each.
  • A mini hydraulic power station with turbine and Ossberger generator of 1 MW.

We also have a Siemens cogeneration unit of 93 MW and 125 tn/h of steam production capacity currently under construction. Commercial operation date: November 2019 (expected).

Plant Surface: 50 ha

Central Puerto S.A. Buenos Aires site

We operate three thermoelectric power plants totaling an installed capacity of 1,714 MW, which represents 5.54% of the share in the electricity generation capacity of the SADI and 8.4% of the thermal power generation of the country:

  • The plants Nuevo Puerto and Puerto Nuevo are steam turbo group-type [“TV”, for its Spanish acronym], with five units on the whole and an installed capacity of 360 and 589 MW, respectively.
  • The Central de Ciclo Combinado/CC [combined cycle power plant] has an installed capacity of 765 MW.

Nuevo Puerto surface + CC: 8,81 ha
Puerto Nuevo surface: 14,8 ha

Central Puerto S.A. Terminal 6 San Lorenzo Site

Our T6 San Lorenzo Plant, currently under construction, will consist of a Siemens cogeneration unit with a power capacity of 330 MW and 350 tn/h of steam capacity.

Commercial operation date: May 2020 (expected).

La Castellana Wind Farm

1° stage 99 MW – 32 Aerog. Round 1.0
2° stage 15 MW – 4 Aerog. MATER
13.44% of the purchased components are national
annual energy:
Stage 1 439 GWh/year
Stage 2 76 GWh/year
It is equivalent to supply energy for 115,000 households at the first stage and 14,400 at the second stage
Emission reduction in 331.500 Tn per year
Creation of 380 direct and indirect jobs positions during the construction
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Achiras Wind Farm

1st stage 48 MW – 15 Aerog round 1.5
2° stage 80 MW – 21 Aerog MATER
11.87% of purchased components are national
Annual energy:
Stage 1 199 GWh/year
Stage 2 340 GWh/year
It is equivalent to supply energy for 53,000 households at the first stage and 89.100 at the second stage
Emission reduction 350,000 Tn per year
Creation of 160 direct and indirect jobs positions during the construction
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La Genoveva Wind Farm

1st Stage 87 MW – 23 Aerog round 2.0
2nd Stage 42 MW – 11 Aerog MATER
97% of purchased components are national
Annual Energy:
Stage 1: 396 GWh/year
Stage 2: 195 GWh/year
It Is equivalent to supply energy for 101,000 households at the first stage and 51,000 at the second stage
Emission reduction 381.400 Tn per year
The construction will start in August 2018
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Numbers and statistics

Central Puerto is a leading company among the companies in the same line of business, and is one of the major private companies in power generation and installed capacity in Argentina:

INSTALLED CAPACITY 2018
3,762 MW
10% MARKET SHARE
POWER GENERATION LTMS as of June 30, 2018
14,553 GWh
14% MARKET SHARE
6
POWER PLANTS IN 5 PROVINCES
7 ASSETS OF CENTRAL PUERTO
3 POWER PLANTS WITH A SHARE
5
TYPES OF GENERATION TECHNOLOGY
THERMAL PROJECTS:
423 MW
11% CAPACITY INCREASE
RENEWABLE ENERGY:
6 PROJECTS
284 MW
10% CAPACITY INCREASE
FUEL OIL STORAGE:
32.000 TN
6,3 DAYS OF CONSUMPTION
DIESEL:
20.000 TN
5,7 DAYS OF CONSUMPTION
1,152 Tn
OF STEAM DELIVERED IN LTMS as of June 30, 2018
732
EMPLOYEES
42%
OF GENERATION SUPPORTED BY MAINTENANCE AGREEMENTS WITH LEADING MANUFACTURERS (LTSA)