CCGT Power Plants in Belgium

Amercoeur
Location: Hainaut
Operator: Electrabel
Configuration: 420-MW, 1+1 CCGT block with 9001FB gas turbine
Operation: 1968-2009
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: CMI
T/G supplier: GE, Siemens, ACEC
EPC: Tractebel
Quick facts: In Nov 2005, Electrabel said it would repower the first of two 140-MW col-fired units at Amercoeur near Charleroi at a cost of about €150mn. In Jun 2007, GE Energy received an order for a gas turbine for the project. In Apr 2009, Electrabel inaugurated the gas-fired CCGT block at a rating of 420 MW. In Dec 2011, Electrabel requested permission to repower Unit-2 in a similar manner.

Photograph by hemogk (Panoramio)
Posted 15 Mar 2013

Angleur
Location: Liege
Operator: EDF Luminus
Configuration: 45 MW, 1+1 CCGT block with N-110 gas turbine, 117 MW, 2+1 combined-cycle block with W251 gas turbines
Operation: 1969-1978
Fuel: natural gas, oil
HRSG supplier: CMI
T/G supplier: Sulzer, WH, ACEC, Rateau, Soget

Photograph courtesy of cliketclak.skynetblogs.be
Posted 19 Sep 2007

Angleur Extension
Location: Liege
Operator: EDF Luminus
Configuration: 2 X 64 MW Trent 60 gas turbines
Operation: 2012
Fuel: natural gas, oil
T/G supplier: Rolls-Royce
Quick facts: On 15 May 2012, the Angleur extension project was officially inaugurated by Melchior Wathelet, Belgium's Secretary of State for Environment, Energy, Mobility and Institutional Reform. The dual-fuel Trent 60 machines have wet low emissions (WLE) and advanced inlet spray inter-cooling (ISI) technologies.

Photograph by Olivier Pirard and courtesy of Rolls-Royce
Posted 23 May 2012

Antwerp Refinery
Location: Antwerp
Operator: ExxonMobil Refining & Supply
Configuration: 130-MW 9001E gas turbine CHP
Operation: 2009
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: CMI
T/G supplier: GE
Quick facts: Antwerp Refinery is the second largest ExxonMobil refinery in Europe with a capacity of 305,000 bpd. The electricity from the new CHP facility is sufficient to meet the power needs of the Antwerp Refinery and about 85% of the electricity demand of other ExxonMobil installations in Belgium. In addition to generating steam, the cogeneration facility utilizes heat from the gas-turbine exhaust to heat crude oil, the first step in the process of converting crude oil into refined products. Due to site layout limitations, the HRSG had to be built on the roof of the GT enclosure.

Photograph courtesy of ExxonMobil
Posted 27 Jun 2009

Brugge-Herdersbrug
Location: West Flanders
Operator: Electrabel
Configuration: 480-MW, 2+1 CCGT block with V94.2 gas turbines
Operation: 1998
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: CMI
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Tracetebel
Quick facts: In 2000/01, Electrawinds added 7 X 1.8 MW Enercon E-66 wind turbines around the CCGT plant site perimiter.

Photograph courtesy of GDF Suez
Posted 23 Jul 2008

Inesco
Location: Antwerp
Operator: Essent Energie BV
Configuration: 130-MW, 2+1 CCGT block with GTX-100 gas turbines
Operation: 2008
Fuel: natural gas, oil, offgas
HRSG supplier: Aalborg
T/G supplier: Siemens
Quick facts: This €130mn CHP plant is at the Ineos Oxide chemical works in Zwijndrecht and produces electricity, steam, and demineralized water. Ineos buys all the steam output (which can be supplied in any quantity up to 230 tph) plus some electricity and water. Essent supplies most of the electricity output to the grid. The Ineos Zwijndrecht plant produces ethylenoxide, glycol and specialty chemicals.

Photograph courtesy of Aalborg
Posted 14 May 2008

Lillo Degussa
Location: Antwerp
Operator: Electrabel
Configuration: 122-MW, 2+1 CCGT block with LM6000 and LM2500 gas turbines CHP
Operation: 1999-2010
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Stein
T/G supplier: GE, Tosi
EPC: Tractebel, E.ON Energy Projects
Quick facts: In Sep 2007, Evonik Degussa Antwerpen NV, E.ON Kraftwerke, and Electrabel agreed to build a 42-MW, gas turbine CHP unit at the Degussa chemical works. The €45mn project extended a CPP installed at the chemical plant in 1999.

Photograph courtesy of Electrabel
Posted 15 Mar 2013

Marcinelle
Location: Hainaut
Operator: Marcinelle Energie SA
Configuration: 420-MW, single-shaft CCGT block with V94.3A4 gas turbine CHP
Operation: 2012
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Nooter
T/G supplier: Ansaldo
EPC: Enel
Quick facts: Marcinelle Energie was originally developed by steel company affiliate Duferco Diversification. In Jun 2008, Enel agreed to acquire an 80% stake from Duferco for €32mn. The project cost about €290mn and connects to the 150kV grid.. Fluxys built a 26km pipeline spur to supply fuel. Plant operation was delayed by permitting issues.

Photograph courtesy of Holcim
Posted 9 Mar 2013

Ringvaart
Location: Gent
Operator: EDF Luminus
Configuration: 359-MW, single-shaft CCGT with 9001FA gas turbine
Operation: 1998
Fuel: natural gas, oil
HRSG supplier: CMI
T/G supplier: EGT, GEC Alstom
Quick facts: This unit features natural circulation to boost cycle efficiency.

Photograph courtesy of SPE-Luminus
Posted 19 Sep 2007

Saint-Ghislain
Location: Hainaut
Operator: Electrabel
Configuration: 360 MW, 1+1 CCGT block with 9001FA gas turbine
Operation: 2000
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: CMI
T/G supplier: GEC-Alstom
EPC: Tractebel
Quick facts: This CCGT plant was built at the site of the retired Baudour coal-fired unit.

Photograph courtesy of Electrabel
Re-posted 15 Mar 2013

Seraing
Location: Liege
Operator: EDF Luminus
Configuration: 465-MW, 2+1 CCGT block with V94.2 gas turbine
Operation: 1994
Fuel: natural gas, oil
HRSG supplier: CMI
T/G supplier: Siemens, ACEC, GEC Alstom

Photograph courtesy of SPE-Luminus
Posted 19 Sep 2007

Verbrand Brug
Location: Flemish Brabant
Operator: Electrabel
Configuration: 1 X 262 MW V94.3A gas turbines, 1 X 135 MW steam set (repower)
Operation: 1986-2001
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: CMI
T/G supplier: Siemens, Alsthom, BBC

Photograph by Guido Collens NV and courtesy of Siemens AG
Posted 15 Nov 2001

   

 

Zandvliet
Location: Antwerp
Operator: Zandvliet Power NV
Configuration: 400-MW, single-shaft CCGT block with V94.3A gas turbine CHP
Operation: 2005
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: ??
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens, Somi Impianti
Quick facts: In Apr 1999, BASF, Wingas, and RWE teamed to build this industrial cogeneration scheme at BASF’s integrated site in Antwerp. In May 2002, Zandvliet Power NV was founded as a 50:50 joint venture of RWE Power and BASF . In Dec 2003, the 400-MW block was ordered from Siemens on a turnkey basis at a cost of approximately €230mn. Commissioning began in Mar 2005. Steam output is up to 300 tph. In Jun 2011, BASF and RWE agreed that BASF Antwerpen NV would take over RWE's 50% share in Zandvliet Power.

Photograph courtesy of pcne.eu
Posted 18 Sep 2011

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 15-Mar-2013

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