CCGT Power Plants in Europe - other

Brestanica
Location: Slovenia
Operator: Termoelektrarna Brestanica doo
Configuration: 95-MW, 3+2 CCGT block with 5001P gas turbines, 2 X 114 MW GT11N2 gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, LFO
Operation: 1943-2001
HRSG supplier: Biro
T/G supplier: AEG, Siemens, Jugoturbina, Elin, ABB
EPC: ABB, IBE dd
Quick facts: Brestanica is in the valley running between the Sava River and Bohor in eastern Slovenia. For over 60yrs, it ran as a coal-fired station but when the nearby Senovo mine closed, it was decided to repower two steam sets with three gas turbines using gasoline and LFO, an arrangement then unique in Europe. These went online in 1975. In addition to peak energy supply, the station was designed to back-up the Krsko nuclear power station which started construction in 1974. Later, two larger gas-fired gas turbines were added and these were turned over on 12 Jul 2004.

Photograph courtesy of Termoelektrarna Brestanica doo
Posted 9 Aug 2008

CET Bucureşti Vest-3
Location: Romania
Operator: SC Electrocentrale Bucuresti SA (Elcen)
Configuration: 250-MW, 1+1 CCGT with 9001EA gas turbine CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2009
HRSG supplier: AEE Czech
T/G supplier: GE, Skoda
EPC: VA TECH, Kalemci Yapi
Quick facts: CET Bucuresti Vest is located in the west of the capital on the Arges River. The plant has two 125-MW gas/oil thermal units, the first opened in 1975. Each conventional unit has a 160 gcal/hr district heating condenser and there are 7 hot-water boilers also on site. The plant is connected to the grid at 110kVV station. In Mar 2005, Elcen awarded VA TECH the EPC contract for a 190-MWe, 190-MWt CCGT extension. The new block was commissioned to schedule on 6 Mar 2009. Financing was by Societe General.

Photograph courtesy of Electrocentrale Bucuresti
Posted 11 Nov 2009

Esch-sur-Alzette
Location: Luxembourg
Operator: Twinerg SA
Configuration: 385-MW single-shaft CCGT with 9001FA gas turbine CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2002
HRSG supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Alstom, CDC Compagnie de Construction Sarl & Cie Secs
Quick facts: In the mid-1980s, the government launched a feasibility study into building a CCGT plant in Luxembourg and, in Dec 1995, the government and Arbed formed a special-purpose entity to promote construction. Tractebel won the plant tender and then assigned the project to Electrabel, which created Twinerg on 28 Apr 1998. In Apr 1999, Arbed and Cegedel invested in the proejct which is owned as follows Electrabel (GDF Suez) 65%, Cegedel 17,5%, and Arbed 17.5%. In Dec 2001, the plant successfully completed its initial performance tests after 29mos of construction. First operation was on 7 May 2002 and the Twinerg plant opened on 15 Nov 2002.Steam is used for heating Eshh and is available for the Belval Industrial Park.

Photograph courtesy of Belval
Posted 2 Jun 2009

Monthey
Location: Switzerland
Operator: Monthel SA
Configuration: 55-MW, 1+1 CCGT with SGT-8000 gas turbine CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2009
HRSG supplier: Aalborg
T/G supplier: Siemens, Elin
EPC: Kraftanlagen Anlagentechnik Munchen
Quick facts: The official opening of Monthey CHP power station was celebrated on 23 Oct 2009. The new plant replaces a part of the old power supply system of Comp industrielle de Monthey SA (Cimo) and can provide 43 MWt as well as electricity via Cimo to BASF, previously Ciba SC, Syngenta, and Huntsman. Total thermal efficiency is estimated at 80%. Alpiq and Cmo founded Monthel SA in 2007 for project development. Cimo supplies natural gas fuel, purchased process steam, and acts as plant O&M contractor. The estimated investment in this project was around CHF 100mn. Monthey commune approved the construction permit on 4 Apr 2007 and the foundation stone was laid on 22 Feb 2008.

Photograph courtesy of Atel
Posted 28 Oct 2009

Petrobrazi
Location: Romania
Operator: SC OMV Petrom SA
Configuration: 860-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 9001FB gas turbines CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2012
HRSG supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: GE, Metka, ESBI
Quick facts: This project at the OMV Petrobrazi Ploiesti Refinery is the first large-scale CCGT project in Romania and can suppply up to 10% of the country's requirments. The cost was over €500mn.About 20% of the plant output will be used for petrom's own use and the balance will be supplied to the grid via 400kV and 220kV connections to the Brazi Vest substation. The project was approved in Jun 2007 and went commercial on 1 Aug 2012.

Photograph courtesy of Metka
Posted 11 Aug 2012

Plovdiv North
Location: Bulgaria
Operator: EVN Bulgaria Toplofikatsia EAD
Configuration: 50-MW, 1+1 CCGT with SGT-700 gas turbine CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2011
HRSG supplier: Aalborg
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens
Quick facts: The Plovdiv heating company was taken over by EVN in 2007. The company has over 35,000 customers in Plovdiv and Asenovgrad. In May 2010, EVN placed a €54mn turnkey order with Siemens for this new CCGT on the site of an old heating plant called TEZ Plovdiv Sever. The plant commissioned on 2 Sep 2011. Heating capacity is 54 MWt.

Photograph courtesy of EVN
Posted 5 Oct 2011

 

TE-TO-Skopje
Location: Macedonia
Operator: TE-TO AD Skopje
Configuration: 240-MW, 1+1 CCGT with GT13E2 gas turbine CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2011
HRSG supplier: Gama
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Alstom, Gama, Beton AD, GN Energy Engineering
Quick facts: TE-TO Skopje was registered Jan 2005 as a JV of OJSC Negusneft (Sintez Group) and local district heating company Toplifikacija AD. The new CCGT plant is adjacent to the ISTOK heating plant near the River Vardar. In Mar 2008, Landesbank Berlin closed a €167mn financing package for the project, the largest, single private energy sector investment to date in Macedonia. The project was commissioned n May 2011. Heating capacity is 160 MWt and a hybrid cooling system was adopted.

Photograph courtesy of TE-TO AD Skopje
Re-posted 5 Oct 2011

TEC Vlorë
Location: Albania
Operator: Korporata Elektroenergjitike Shqipetare sh a
Configuration: 100-MW single-shaft CCGT with V64.3A gas turbine
Fuel: distillate oil
Operation: 2009
HRSG supplier: Nooter
T/G supplier: Ansaldo
EPC: Ansaldo, Maire Tecnimont
Quick facts: The pre-qualification tender for the Vlorë project was launched in July 2004 and iIn Jan 2007, Ansaldo and Tecnimont were given notice-to-proceed. The greenfield coastal site is about 6km north of Vlore near an oil terminal. Ansaldo has an LTSA for the €92mn plant, which should supply about 800 GWh/yr. The project was financed by the World Bank, the EBRD, and the European Investment Bank. TEC Vlorë went online in Nov 2009.

Photograph courtesy of krastakrau.blogspot.com
Posted 20 Aug 2011

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

Updated 04-Jun-2014

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