Gas to Power Panama (GTPP) power station

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Gas to Power Panama (GTPP) power station (Planta Eléctrica Gas to Power Panama, also known as Sinolam Energy) is 425-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power station, under construction in Colón province, Panama.

Location

The map below shows the approximate location of the power station in Isla Margarita, Colón province, Panama.

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Project Details

  • Sponsor: Sinolam Smarter Energy LNG Power Co.[1]
  • Parent company: Shanghai Gorgeous Investment Development Co Ltd[2]
  • Location: Isla Margarita, Colón, Panama
  • Coordinates: 9.3581, -79.8988 (approximate)[3]
  • Gross generating capacity (construction): 425 MW
    • Unit 1: Gas-fired[2] combined cycle[4], 425 MW[3] (start-up in 2022)[5]

Background

In 2020, Ethos Energy was awarded the operations and maintenance contract for 15 years valued at more than $36 million for GTPP.[6] GTPP will receive LNG from Royal Dutch Shell[7] and the shipping company Gaslog Ltd has a ten year contract for a floating storage terminal to receive and store LNG.[8] In July 2020, the environmental ministry of Panama rejected the FSU proposal citing social characterization, flora, and fauna for why it is not environmentally viable.[5] Resubmissions were delayed due to COVID-19.[5] Siemens supplied the SGT-800 gas turbines to the GTPP.[9]

Articles and Resources

References

  1. Zawadzki, Sabina (September 4, 2019). "LNG shipping firm Gaslog strikes tanker deal with Panama power project". Reuters. Archived from the original on April 30, 2021. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Natural Gas Projects Gather Steam South of Mexico on Back of Low Prices". Natural Gas Intel. February 10, 2020. Archived from the original on May 3, 2021. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "EthosEnergy Awarded Operations and Maintenance Contract in Panama by SINOLAM SMARTER ENERGY Worth Over $36M". Businesswire. March 5, 2020. Archived from the original on May 3, 2021. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  4. "The construction of the 425 MW Sinolam Smarter Energy LNG Power Co. Gas to Power project in Panama kicks off". Eptisa. Archived from the original on May 3, 2021. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "BNamericas - Panama LNG to power project hits permitting ..." BNamericas.com. Retrieved 2021-06-24.
  6. "EthosEnergy Awarded Operations and Maintenance Contract in Panama by SINOLAM SMARTER ENERGY Worth Over $36M". AP NEWS. 2020-03-05. Retrieved 2021-06-24.
  7. "Natural Gas Projects Gather Steam South of Mexico on Back of Low Prices - Natural Gas Intelligence". Natural Gas Intelligence. 2020-02-10. Retrieved 2021-06-24.
  8. Sabina Zawadzki. "LNG shipping firm Gaslog strikes tanker deal with Panama power project". U.S. Retrieved 2021-06-24.
  9. "Siemens wins 440MW gas turbine contract in Panama - The Caribbean Council". The Caribbean Council. 2018-05-25. Retrieved 2021-06-24.