CCGT Plants in Greece
Aliveri CC
Location: Euboea
Operator: Public Power Corp
Configuration: 427-MW single-shaft CCGT with GT26 gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2013
HRSG supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Metka, Israel Electric
Quick facts: In May 2006, PPC issued the EPC tender for a 370-420 MW CCGT at Aliveri PS. In Octr 2007, PPC signed a €219mn, 27mo, EPC contract with Metka for a 417-MW block. In the event, construction was delayed by the discovery of antiquities at the site and construction finally got underway in Sep 2009.

Photograph courtesy of Metka
Posted 28 Jan 2014

Corinth Refinery
Location: Corinth
Operator: Motor Oil (Hellas) Corinth Refineries SA
Configuration: 2 X 14 MW GT35 gas turbines, 1 X 17 MW GT35C gas turbine CHP
Fuel: refinery gas, propane
Operation: 1984-2001
HRSG supplier: ??
T/G supplier: ABB Stal, Demag Delaval
EPC: Technip
Quick facts: The MOH refinery and related facilities forms the largest privately-held industrial complex in Greece. It produces a full range of petroleum products and lubricants. Development started in 1970-1972 with a crude oil refining unit, a basic lubricant production unit, a jetty with loading terminal, and truck loading terminals.

Photograph courtesy of Siemens
Posted 24 Oct 2007

Chania-3
Location: Crete
Operator: Public Power Corp
Configuration: 2 X 59-MW V64.3A gas turbines
Fuel: diesel oil
Operation: 1998
T/G supplier: Siemens, Ansaldo
EPC: Ansaldo, Triton, Rodax
Quick facts: These units in far western Crete were awarded to Ansaldo in 1995 and they went commercial in May and August 1998, respectvely.

Photograph courtesy of Public Power Corp
Posted 11 Aug 2012

Distomo-1
Location: Beotia
Operator: Protergia SA
Configuration: 320-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 9001E gas turbines CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2007
HRSG supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: GE, Siemens
EPC: Metka
Quick facts: This new CHP plant was originally developed by Endesa Hellas and later bought out by Mytilineos Holdings and placed under Protergia SA. It produces steam for the alumina production process at the Aluminium of Greece (AOG) alumina and aluminum production complex at Agios Nikolaos on the north coast of the Gulf of Corinth. Electricity will normally be exported to the national grid, but in a back-up role, the CHP plant can supply electricity to the AOG site for use in aluminum production. About 730,000 tpy of alumina are produced from local bauxite deposits and imports. The complex produces 170,000 tpy of aluminum.

Photograph courtesy of Metka
Posted 14 Nov 2007

Distromo-2
Location: Beotia
Operator: Protergia SA
Configuration: 430-MW single-shaft CCGT with 9001FB gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2011
HRSG supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Metka
Quick facts: This unit began commissioning in Jan 2011. It is adjacent to the Distomo-1 CCGT plant.

Photograph courtesy of Protergia
Re-posted 7 Mar 2012

Heron-I
Location: Beotia
Operator: Heron SA
Configuration: 3 X 48 MW LM6000PC gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2004
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Terna
Quick facts: In 2000, GEK TERNA formed Heron SA to build a simple-cycle, gas turbine plant in Thiva, Viotia Prefecture. The site is nearby the national gas pipeline system as well as 400- and 150kV transmission lines. This is considered the first Greek IPP.

Photograph courtesy of Heron SA
Posted 3 Nov 2010

Heron-II
Location: Beotia
Operator: Heron SA
Configuration: 435-MW single-shaft CGGT with 9001FB gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2010
HRSG supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Terna
Quick facts: In 2008, construction got underway on Heron-II. In 2009, GDF SUEZ acquired a 50% stake in the Heron plants.

Photograph courtesy of Heron SA
Posted 3 Nov 2010

Komotini
Location: Thraki
Operator: Public Power Corp
Configuration: 500-MW, 2+1 CCGT with GT13E2 gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2001-2002
HRSG supplier: Ansaldo
T/G supplier: ABB, Ansaldo
EPC: ABB, Ansaldo, AEGEK
Quick facts: In Sep 1998, ABB was awarded the main contract for the €300mn Komotini project and the plant went online in Jun 2002. It burns Russian gas.

Photograph courtesy of AEGEK
Posted 21 Sep 2004

Korinthos Power
Location: Attica
Operator: Protergia SA
Configuration: 437-MW single-shaft CCGT with 9001FA gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2012
HRSG supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Metka
Quick facts: In April 2009, Mytilineos Holdings acquired a 65% stake in Korinthos Power, a development company formed by Motor Oil (Hellas) and licensed to build a 400-MW CCGT at the Motor Oil site in Agii Theodori, Corinth. Motor Oil retains a 35% stake in the development company. That same month, Metka signed an EPC contract for the €285mn project, then scheduled to complete in 28mos. Construction started in Sep 2009 and new plant went commercial on 30 Mar 2012.

Photograph courtesy of Protergia
Re-posted 13 Mar 2013

Lavrio Megalo
Location: Attica
Operator: Public Power Corp
Configuration: 569-MW, 3+1 CCGT with 9001E gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1997-1999
HRSG supplier: Alstom, Metka
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Alstom, Metka

Photograph courtesy of Alstom Power
Posted 25 May 2003

Lavrio-V
Location: Attica
Operator: Public Power Corp
Configuration: 378-MW single-shaft CCGT with 9001FA gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2006
HRSG supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Metka, Empresarios Agrupados, Expo Power Systems SA
Quick facts: In Jul 2003, a second Lavrio CC block was approved and, in Jan 2004, PPC signed a €194mn EPC contract with Metka including a 6yr maintenance service agreement. First-firing was in Feb 2006 and the unit commissioned in Apr 2006 as the first single-shaft, CCGT unit in Greece. The site is connected to the 400kV grid.

Photograph courtesy of Metka
Posted 26 Nov 2010

Megalopolis-V
Location: Thraki
Operator: Public Power Corp
Configuration: 811-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 9001FB gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2015-2016
HRSG supplier: NEM
T/G supplier: ABB, Ansaldo
EPC: Terna, Metka
Quick facts: In Apr 2006, PPC applied for a construction license for a 460-MW CCGT plant at Megalopolis. The tender was scheduled for 2007. In the event, PPC awarded the EPC contracts in Aug 2009 budgeted at €500mn. The EIB made a €150mn loan for the project. The project completed about 3yrs past the original schedule.

Photograph courtesy of Terna
Posted 25 Jun 2016

Psittalia WWTP
Location: Attica
Operator: EYDAP SA
Configuration: 1 X 12.9 MW SGT-800 gas turbine CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2009
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens, Aktor, Athena
Quick facts: Athens Water Supply and Sewerage Co is the largest Greek water company supplying about 4mn inhabitants of Attica with potable water and providing sewage services to about 3.3mn people. Construction on the Psittalia WWTP began in 1983 after a government decision to build a single large facility to treat virtually all sewage from Athens. The plant was put in initial operation in 1994 on a 57ha island in the Saronic Gulf about 2km south of the Athens suburb of Keratsini. In 2001, the first phase of a 12-MW gas engine CHP plant was built to burn digester gas. The new GT was built in 18mos serve growing electrical demand from expansion and enhancement of the WWTP. Waste heat is used for sludge drying.

Photograph courtesy of Siemens
Posted 28 Mar 2010

Soronis GT 8
Location: Attica
Operator: Public Power Corp
Configuration: 25-MW TM2500+ gas turbine
Fuel: distillate oil
Operation: 2011
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Expo Power Systems Ltd
Quick facts: This was the first TM2500+ to go comercial. Plant installation and commissioning was achieved in less than 15 days.

Photograph courtesy of Expo Power Systems SA
Posted 25 Aug 2012

Thessaloniki
Location: Macedonia
Operator: Elpedison
Configuration: 400-MW, 1+1 CCGT with 9001FA gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas, diesel oil
Operation: 2005
HRSG supplier: CMI
T/G supplier: GE, Tosi, Alstom
EPC: GE, VA TECH, AEGEK, Foster Wheeler Italiana
Quick facts: In May 2003, VA TECH was awarded a €190mn contract for Thessaloniki. Elpedison is owned by Hellenic Petroleum, Ellaktor Group, and Edison SpA. The preliminary contract award was made in Apr 2003 and civil construction started in Oct 2003. The plant is modeled on a standardized layout previously built by VA TECH in Northern Ireland and Turkey. The plant went commercial in Dec 2005 and cost about €250mn. It has a saltwater mechanical draft cooling tower.

Photograph courtesy of Elpedison
Re-posted 9 Apr 2011

   

Thisvi
Location: Beotia
Operator: Elpedison
Configuration: 420-MW, 1+1 CCGT with V94.3A4 gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas, diesel oil
Operation: 2010
HRSG supplier: Nooter
T/G supplier: Ansaldo
EPC: Ansaldo, Aktor
Quick facts: This project went commercial on 12 Sep 2010 after 2½yrs of construction. The total investment was €275mn. The air-cooled condenser is from GEA Energie-technik GmbH and is in a 7X3 configuration equipped with an external tube cleaning system.

Photograph courtesy of Elpedison
Posted 9 Apr 2011

Abbreviations

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

Updated 25-Jun-2016

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