Our Business

The purpose of our company is to make investments in the national and international energy market.
We have an installed capacity of 3,791 MW, which represents 11% of the Sistema Argentino de Interconexión/SADI [Argentine Interconnection System] and, in its turn, 16% of the installed capacity of private generators. Moreover, in 2016 our generation was 15,533 GWh, representing 11% of the total generation of the SADI and 17% of the generation of private companies. Thus, we are the leading private group in power generation in Argentina.
Central Puerto is the main shareholder of the companies Central Vuelta de Obligado S.A. (56.2%), Termoeléctrica José de San Martín S.A. (30.5%) and Termoeléctrica Manuel Belgrano S.A. (30.5%), which operate each combined cycle, the installed capacity of which is 816 MW, 865 MW and 873 MW, respectively.
We generate energy efficiently, helping to meet the demand with quality, maximizing value for the company and the community on the whole, 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): 2017 (estimated)

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.

Plant Surface: 50 ha

Central Puerto S.A. La Plata Site

The power plant has an installed capacity of 128 MW, provided by a single General Electric generating unit, model PG9171E. It consists in a cogeneration cycle with an installed capacity of 240 t/h of steam.

Plant Surface: 1.02 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

La Castellana Wind Farm

La Castellana wind farm will be located in the district of Villarino, to the south of Buenos Aires Province.
The execution of the project consists in the installation of 32 wind turbines with a total power output of 99 MW. The construction of a 33/132 kV electrical power station [“ET”, for its Spanish acronym] -which will be connected to the 132 kV ET Chañares by a 37 km line- has been planned for the interconnection with the SADI (for the Spanish acronym of the national grid).

Wind farm area: 1.500 ha

Startup: June 2018

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Achiras Wind Farm

Achiras wind farm will be located in the district of Rio Cuarto, to the south west of Cordoba Province.
The execution of the project consists in the installation of 15 wind turbines with a total power output of 48 MW. The construction of a 33/132 kV electrical power station [“ET”, for its Spanish acronym] -which will be connected by a 16 km line to the line between 132 kV ET Rio Cuarto and ET Villa Mercedes- has been planned for the interconnection with the SADI (for the Spanish acronym of the national grid).

Wind farm area: 325 ha

Startup: July 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 2016
3.791 MW
11% MARKET SHARE
POWER GENERATION 2016
15.533 GWh
11% MARKET SHARE
7
POWER PLANTS IN 5 PROVINCES
4 ASSETS OF CENTRAL PUERTO
3 POWER PLANTS WITH A SHARE
5
TYPES OF GENERATION TECHNOLOGY
THERMAL PROJECTS:
1.815 MW
48% CAPACITY INCREASE
RENEWABLE ENERGY:
6 PROJECTS
388 MW
10% CAPACITY INCREASE
FUEL OIL STORAGE:
32.000 TN
6,3 DAYS OF CONSUMPTION
DIESEL:
20.000 TN
5,7 DAYS OF CONSUMPTION
2.814.108 Tn
OF STEAM DELIVERED IN 2016
740
EMPLOYEES
56%
OF GENERATION SUPPORTED BY MAINTENANCE AGREEMENTS WITH LEADING MANUFACTURERS (LTSA)