CCGT Plants in Spain -Murcia & Valencia
Cartagena
Location: Murcia
Operator: GDF SUEZ Energia Iberia
Configuration: 3 X 400-MW single-shaft CCGT blocks with M701F gas turbines
Fuel: LNG
Operation: 2006
HRSG supplier: MHI
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco
EPC: Incitec, Dragados
Quick facts: In Sep 2003, MHI was awarded the contract for this CCGT plant in cooperation with Nichimen Corp. MHI also signed an 8yr gas-turbine service agreement with AES. Full commercial operation was in Nov 2006. Electrabel had a 26% stake in the project at completion and GDF SUEZ acquired control of the facility in Feb 2012.

Photograph courtesy of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Posted 21 Feb 2007

Cartagena SABIC
Location: Murcia
Operator: Ibrdrola
Configuration: 100-MW, 2+1 CCGT block with 6001B gas turbines CHP
Fuel: gas
Operation: 2002
HRSG supplier: FW
T/G supplier: GE, Alstom
EPC: Iberdrola Solouciones Energeticas
Quick facts: This CHP plant at the GE Plastics SABIC factory was completed in Jul 2002. Emerson upgraded the Oviation control systems during a 10-day outage in Jul 2013.

Photograph courtesy of Emerson Process Management
Posted 24 Jul 2013

Castellon
Location: Castellon
Operator: Iberdrola
Configuration: 795-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 9001FA gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2002
HRSG supplier: NEM
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Empresarios Agrupados
Quick facts: This was Iberdrola's first full-scale CCGT plant in Spain.

Photograph courtesy of Iberdrola
Posted 19 Feb 2005

Escombreras GN
Location: Murcia
Operator: Gas Natural Fenosa
Configuration: 3 X 400 MW single-shaft CCGT blocks with GT26B gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2006
HRSG supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Alstom, Duro Felguera
Quick facts: Development was started by BP and Repsol and the project was sold to GN in Feb 2003. It cost about €600mn and the first block was synchronized after 22mos. At completion, this was the largest CCGT plant in Spain and could supply 4% of the country's electricity.

Photograph courtesy of Alstom
Re-posted 14 Mar 2007

Escombreras Iberdrola
Location: Murcia
Operator: Iberdrola
Configuration: 840-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 9001FB gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, diesel oil
Operation: 2006
HRSG supplier: NEM
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Iberinco
Quick facts: These are the first dual-fuel 9FB machines in operation and were commissioned in Oct 2006. The Escombreras Valley in Cartagena has the Enagas LNG terminal, commissioned in Apr  2006, three large-scale combined-cycles, and a Repsol oil refinery. The new CCGT plant replaced Units1-3 of Iberdola's old conventional plant. The plant design is similar to the Arco-3 plant completed earlier in 2006. Dual-fuel capability was specified to maintain contractual responsibilities with Enagas and with the grid operator.

Photograph courtesy of Iberdrola
Posted 13 Oct 2007

Sagunto
Location: Valencia
Operator: Gas Natural Fenosa
Configuration: 3 X 404 MW single-shaft CCGT blocks with V94.3A gas turbines
Fuel: LNG
Operation: 2007
HRSG supplier: Ansaldo Caldaie
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens, Socoin, ACS
Quick facts: This project was awarded in Feb 2005 and the first block went into operation in May 2007. Total project cost was 478mn. Sagunto is connected to the grid via the 400kV Morvedre and the 400kV Morvedre-Gausa transmission lines. Design thermal efficiency is 57.4% and annual gas burn is expected to be 1.2 bcm. The 30ha site has room for additional CCGT blocks.

Photograph courtesy of Union Fenosa
Re-posted 23 May 2007

Abbreviations

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

Updated 24-Jul-2013

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