CCGT Power Plants in Tunisia
Bir m'Cherga Units 1&2
Location: Bizerte
Operator: Societe Tunisienne de l'Electricite et du Gaz (STEG)
Configuration: 2 x 120 MW 9001E gas turbines
Operation: 1997
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: GE, Elin
EPC: GE, PIRECO

Photograph courtesy of PIRECO
Posted 2 Jul 2014

Bir m'Cherga Units 3&4
Location: Bizerte
Operator: Societe Tunisienne de l'Electricite et du Gaz (STEG)
Configuration: 2 x 120 MW 9001E gas turbines
Operation: 2013
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: GE, PIRECO
Quick facts: The project took 7mos and cost about Dn240mn.

Photograph courtesy of GE
Re-posted 4 May 2016

Bouchema Unit-3
Location: Gabes
Operator: Societe Tunisienne de l'Electricite et du Gaz (STEG)
Configuration: 1 x 120 MW 9001E gas turbines
Operation: 1999
Fuel: natural gas, oil
T/G supplier: GE, Elin
EPC: GE, PIRECO
Quick facts: The project took 7mos and cost about Dn240mn.

Photograph courtesy of PIRECO
Posted 2 Jul 2014

El Biban
Location: Medenine
Operator: Societe d’Electricite d’El Bibane (SEEB)
Configuration: 2 X 13.5 MW Titan 130S gas turbines
Operation: 2003
Fuel: flare gas
T/G supplier: Solar
EPC: MADSA
Quick facts: This is Tunisia’s second IPP and it went online in Nov 2003. SEEB is a joint venture of Centurion Energy Inc, Caterpillar Power Ventures International Ltd (CPV), and CME International which has a 20yr PPA with STEG. The $30mn power plant and associated power distribution system was designed to take advantage of flare gas available from a nearby offshore oil field.

Photograph courtesy of Power
Posted 21 Feb 2004

La Goulette
Location: Tunis
Operator: Societe Tunisienne de l'Electricite et du Gaz (STEG)
Configuration: 2 x 120 MW 9001E gas turbines
Operation: 2004-2005
Fuel: natural gas, oil
T/G supplier: GE, Alstom
EPC: GE, STI, SOCOBAT, PIRECO

Photograph courtesy of Pireco
Re-posted 2 Jul 2014

Oued Zar
Location: Tataouine
Operator: ENI Tunisia
Configuration: 2 x 11 MW GE10 gas turbine
Operation: 1997
Fuel: natural gas, oil
T/G supplier: Nuovo Pigone
EPC: PIRECO

Photograph courtesy of PIRECO
Posted 2 Jul 2014

Rades Carthage
Location: Ben Arous
Operator: Carthage Power Co sarl
Configuration: 480-MW, 2+1 CCGT with with 9001E gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, diesel oil
Operation: 2002
HRSG supplier: ??
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Alstom, AIC Construction, ME&CO
Quick facts: This IPP dates to an April 1996 RFP from the Ministry of Industry. K&M Engineering acted as the governmentís consultant. In May 1997, eight consortia submitted bids and, in Sep 1997, Carthage Power won the award for a CCGT plant and a 20yr PPA with STEG. The original consortium was led by PSEG Enterprises (35%), Marubeni (32.5%), and Sithe Energies Inc. The consortiumís financial adviser was Sanwa Bank Ltd, and BNP Paribas, Japan Bank for International Cooperation, and UFJ Bank Ltd underwrote the project debt. In May 1999, Alstom was awarded a Ä170mn turnkey contract to supply the generating equipment and the plant went commercial in Jun 2002. In late 2000, PSEG and Marubeni acquired Sithe Energiesí share and in May 2004, PSEG sold its controlling interest in CPC to BTU Power Co for $43mn.

Photograph courtesy of Carthage Power Co
Posted 16 Apr 2008

Sousse-B
Location: Sousse
Operator: Societe Tunisienne de l'Electricite et du Gaz (STEG)
Configuration: 357-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 9001E gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, distillate
Operation: 1994-1995
HRSG supplier: Stein
T/G supplier: EGT, GEC-Alstom
EPC: EGT, L'Enterprise Ali M'Heni
Quick facts: This was the first CCGT plant on the STEG system.

Photograph courtesy of Alstom
Posted 16 Jul 2006

Thyna
Location: Sfax
Operator: Societe Tunisienne de l'Electricite et du Gaz (STEG)
Configuration: 3 x 120 MW 9001E gas turbines
Operation: 2004-2010
Fuel: natural gas, oil
T/G supplier: GE, Elin
EPC: GE, STI, PIRECO

Photograph courtesy of PIRECO
Posted 2 Jul 2014

Abbreviations

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

Updated 04-May-2016

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