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The 85 MW Gera power plant in the city of Manaus, northern Brazil came into commercial operation in December 2006. The plant is equipped with five Wärtsilä 18V46 engines supplying baseload power into the manaus grid. GERA (Geradora de Energia do Amazonas S/A), is an Independent Power Producer and part of the Servtec group and FIP Brazil Energia. Manus, a metropolis and a free trade zone in the middle of the Amazon rainforest, has become a major industrial centre in Brazil. The power demand in the region is growing rapidly. Gera was one of three IPP power plants of identical size delivered by Wärtsilä in the Manaus region in 2006. The project has won numerous awards including being one of the region’s most technically efficient plants, including running for 365 days with 100% availability.
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  • An 85 MW (nom) gas-fired power plant incorporating five (5) Wartsila 18V46 engines that operate in the simple cycle mode.
  • Plant uses Wartsila flex equipment capable of running on diesel , fuel oil or natural gas. Plant was converted from diesel to natural gas in 2010.
  • The Project substation, Maua, is situated within the site.
  • The Total Project Cost is $120 million
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  • Developer/Owner: Servtec Brasil, Enventure Partners
  • Equity Investor: Banco Pactual (UBS)
  • Power Purchaser: Manaus Energia, 20-year PPA, Eletrobras subsidiary
  • Natural Gas Supplier: ANEEL
  • Engine Supplier and Major Maintenance Provider: Wartsila Finland
  • Turnkey EPC Contractor: Wartsila Finland
  • Plant Operator: Servtec
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Entered commercial operation in December 2006

Gera Thermal Project