The power plant in the Chilca district of Peru’s Canete province will have an installed capacity of approximately 200MW.

Under the contract, Siemens will be responsible for engineering, procurement and construction of the facility.

The company will supply an SGT6-5000F gas turbine, electric generator SGEN6-1000A, and the entire electrical and SPPA-T3000 instrumentation & control equipment for the project.

Siemens has also signed an agreement with Termochilca to provide long-term maintenance service for the plant, which is expected to start commercial operation in late 2012.

According to Siemens, power demand in Peru will increase over the next five years from 6.7GW to 11GW in 2016, presenting good prospects for fossil- and renewables-based power generation.