Coal-Fired Power Plants in Italy
Brindisi Sud
Location: BR
Operator: Enel SpA
Configuration: 4 X 660 MW
Fuel: coal, oil, Orimulsion
Operation: 1991-1993
Boiler supplier: Ansaldo
T/G supplier: Ansaldo, Tosi
Quick facts: This is Italy's largest coal-fired power plant, aka Federico II.

Photograph courtesy of Enel SpA
Posted 15 Feb 2004

Fiume Santo
Location: SS
Operator: EP Produzione SpA
Configuration: 2 X 160 MW, 2 X 320 MW
Fuel: coal, fuel oil, orimulsion
Operation: 1983-1993
Boiler supplier: Breda, Ansaldo
T/G supplier: Ansaldo, Tosi, Mareilli
Quick facts: Fiume Santo is on a 153ha site on the Golfo dell’Asinara and supplies over a third of the electricity on Sardinia. In 1999, the 320-MW sets were modified to permit use of orimulsion fuel. Among other things, Enel added FGD and SCR systems. The plant was later acquired by Endesa Italia and then taken over by E.ON in Jun 2008 and by EP Produzione in Apr 2015.Units 1&2 were retired in 203.Two 40-MW GTs were added in 2005. In 2006, E.ON applied for permission to build a new 410-MW ultra-supercritical coal-fired set to replace Units 1&2. The unit was finally cancelled in May 2016.

Photograph courtesy of EP Produzione SpA
Re-posted 5 May 2016

Fusina
Location: VE
Operator: Enel SpA
Configuration: 2 X 160 MW, 2 X 320 MW, 1 X 171 MW
Fuel: coal, oil
Operation: 1962-1992
Boiler supplier: Tosi
T/G supplier: Ansaldo, TIBB, Tosi

Photograph courtesy of Enel SpA
Posted 15 Feb 2004

La Spezia
Location: CA
Operator: Enel SpA
Configuration: 1 X 310 MW, 1 X 320 MW, 2 X 600 MW
Fuel: coal, natural gas, oil
Operation: 1962-1968
Boiler supplier: Tosi
T/G supplier: Tosi, Marelli
EPC: Grandi Lavori Fincosit
Quick facts: This plant, aka Eugenio Montale, now has two CCGT blocks and a single 600-MW set buring coal, gas, and oil. The TPP was originally built by Edisonvolta and Unit-1 commissioned using coal on 28 Aug 1962. In 1997, the MOI authorized the construction of two CCGT blocks to replace Units 1&2 and the retrofit of Unit-3 with FGD and SCR. Unit-4 closed on 30 Sep 1999 and has been demolished. The large stack is 220m tall.

Photograph courtesy of Enel SpA
Posted 26 Jun 2016

Monfalcone
Location: GO
Operator: A2A SpA
Configuration: 2 X 160 MW, 2 X 320 MW
Fuel: coal, oil, biomass
Operation: 1965-1984
Boiler supplier: Ansaldo
T/G supplier: Ansaldo, Tosi
Quick facts: Monfalcone was transferred to A2A from E.On Italia in Aug 2009 as part of a Jul 2008 agreement. At that time, A2A agreed to swap its 20% of Endesa Italia to E.ON, which acquired the assets of Endesa Europa following Enel and Acciona's takeover of Endesa. A2A took in exchange the Monfalcone power station and a set of hydroelectric plants in Calabria. Around 2011, the two 320-MW oil-fired sets at Monfalcone will be retired and a new 800-MW CCGT plant installed. The plant sits on a 20ha site on the Valentinis Canal about 150km east of Venice. Retrofit MHI-supplied double-contact flow FGD systems on Units 1&2 were completed in early 2008.

Photograph courtesy of A2A SpA
Posted 8 Aug 2009

Sulcis
Location: CA
Operator: Enel SpA
Configuration: 3 X 240 MW
Fuel: coal, oil
Operation: 1962-1992
Boiler supplier: Ansaldo
T/G supplier: Ansaldo, MAN
Quick facts: This plant burns bituminous coal from last remaining productive coal mine in Italy, the Carbosulcis SpA mine at Nuraxi Figus in the Sulcis coal basin in southwestern Sardinia. The coal company is now owned by the Sardinian regional government. The 250m stack is said to the the tallest structure in Sardinia.

Photograph courtesy of Enel SpA
Posted 15 Feb 2004

Santa Barbara
Location: AR
Operator: Enel SpA
Configuration: 2 X 125 MW
Fuel: lignite
Operation: 1957-1958 (ret)
Boiler supplier: Deutsche Babcock
T/G supplier: TIBB
EPC: BBC, Riccardo Morandi
Quick facts: This plant was developed by Società Elettrica Selt-Valdarno and Società Romana di Elettricità  to utilize local lignite deposits. The main equipment was ordered on 30 Jul 1955 and civil works began Apr 1956. The two units went online in Dec 1957 and May 1958, respectively. Workable lignite deposits were progresively exhaused and the plant was finally closed in 2004. The main structures were demolished in 2009. A new 390-MW CCGT block wsa built at Santa Barbara and cmmissioned in 2006.

Photograph by Vignaccia76 (wikipedia)
Posted 18 Sep 2013

Torrevaldaliga Nord
Location: RM
Operator: Enel SPA
Configuration: 3 X 660 MW
Fuel: bituminous coal
Operation: 2008-2010
Boiler supplier: Babcock-Hitachi, Ansaldo
T/G supplier: MHI, Ansaldo
Quick facts: In Dec 2004, Babcock-Hitachi received an order for three 660-MW coal-fired USC boilers and related engineering services to repower Units 1-3 Torrevaldaliga Nord power station 50km northwest of Rome at Civitavecchia. The fourth unit was retired.. The boilers were built and installed by a consortium of BHE, Ansaldo Caldaie, and Demont Srl. Construction started in early 2004 and the original schedule called for the first repowered set to go online in late 2007, but the €2bn project was stalled for a time by a legal dispute with local authorities and Unit-1 startup slipped to July 2008. The project completed in Jul 2010. The turbine order was placed at the end of Dec 2004 and was the first order for MHI turbines to Italy. The original Ansaldo generators were reused along with the stack, condenser and associated systems, transformers, and much of the BOP infrastructure. New construction included a coal jetty, coal unloaders and stackers, covered coal storage, and new water treatment systems.

Photograph courtesy of www.logmarin.net
Posted 4 Sep 2013

Vado Ligure
Location: SV
Operator: Tirreno Power SpA
Configuration: 4 X 320 MW
Fuel: coal, oil, coke oven gas
Operation: 1970-1971 (ret)
Boiler supplier: Ansaldo
T/G supplier: Ansaldo
Quick facts: The two remaining coal-fired sets at Vado Ligure were closed on environmental grounds by court order in Mar 2014 In Jun 2016, Tirreno Power announed that the units would not reopen.

Photograph courtesy of Enel SpA
Posted 4 Apr 2004

Abbreviations

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

Updated 26-Jun-2016

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