Spain's Indra inks power deal with Petrobras

Rio de Janeiro, Apr 22 (EFE).- Spain's Indra, a leading provider of technology products in Europe and Latin America, said Monday it won a contract to supply Brazilian oil giant Petrobras with systems for managing and operating its thermal power plants.

"Petrobras will adopt the inGEN system in order to standardize scheduling and operating procedures in real time between the energy operations center (COE) and the company's power plants, as well as communications with the National Electrical System Operator (ONS)," Indra said in a statement.

Petrobras has 18 thermal power plants across Brazil that have 5,000 MW of installed generating capacity.

"Indra's solution will integrate Petrobras' Operations Management System (SGO) and provide integrated coverage of pre-operation, real time operation and post-operation procedures. This means that the support will cover power generation scheduling, incident and issue management, availability analysis and production tracking, as well as the preparation of daily and monthly operations reports, among other aspects," the Spanish company said.

Brazil is the first country in South American to implement the system, Indra said.

Indra, which is currently expanding in other emerging economies, did not release the value of the contract.