Under the contract, Siemens will supply two SGT5-2000E gas turbines with associated generators for the plant located in the Ciudad del Plata in the San Jose department of the country.

The end customer is the state-run power utility Administración Nacional de Usinas y Transmisiones Eléctricas.

Siemens Energy Americas Product Sales vice president John Wilson said, "The SGT5-2000E is a proven, robust turbine that especially impresses customers with its low capital costs and long-term advantages when it comes to maintenance and repair."

Punta del Tigre is fueled both by natural gas and diesel.

The two power units are planned to come online in the second and third quarter of 2015/16.