Gas- and Oil-Fired Plants in Italy - other regions
La Casella
Location: PC
Operator: Enel SpA
Configuration: 4 X 304 MW
Fuel: heavy fuel oil
Operation: 1971-1972 (ret)
Boiler supplier: Ansaldo
T/G supplier: Tosi, Marelli
EPC: Breda, Grandi Lavori Fincosit
Quick facts: The steam sets at La Casella were all repowered.

Photograph courtesy of Ansaldo
Posted 14 Aug 2013

Livorno
Location: PC
Operator: Enel SpA
Configuration: 2 X 155 MW
Fuel: heavy fuel oil
Operation: 1963-1965 (ret)
Boiler supplier: Ansaldo
T/G supplier: BBC
EPC: Riccardo Morandi, BBC
Quick facts: This TPP has an 8ha site in the port area of Livorno. It is also known as Marzocco.The boilers were designed for coal- and oil-firing, but used HFO. Construction by Selt-Valdarno began in 1960 and Unit-1 commissioned on 6 May 1963. The stacks are 80m tall. Livorno was closed in 2014 and retired in Mar 2015.

Photograph by sailko (wikimedia)
Posted 26 Jun 2016

Mercure
Location: CS
Operator: Enel SpA
Configuration: 2 X 75 MW
Fuel: heavy fuel oil
Operation: 1965-1966 (ret)
Boiler supplier: Ansaldo
T/G supplier: Ansaldo
Quick facts: Mercure was built as a minemouth power station in Laino Borgo, commune to use local brown coal deposits. The units were then covertd to heavy oil. Unit-1 was closed in 1993 and Unit-2 in 1997. In 2000, Preparations began to convert the second set to biomass. This is expected to complete in 2016 aftr many delays.

Photograph courtesy of Enel
Posted 5 Jul 2016

Montalto di Castro
Location: VT
Operator: Enel SpA
Configuration: 4 X 660 MW
Fuel: natural gas, heavy fuel oil
Operation: 1995-1998 (ret)
Boiler supplier: Ansaldo
T/G supplier: Ansaldo
EPC: Enel
Quick facts: The supercritical Montalto di Castro power station (aka Alessandro Volta) was the last big greenfield conventional thermal plant built in Italy. The units were repowered with four pairs of 120/125-MW gas turbines and Montalto was for many years the largest power plant in the country. The project was sited on the site of a never-completed nuclear power station and used the existing seawater cooling system intake and discharge systems. The 660-MW sets were last used in Jul 2015 and, in Mar 2016, MSE authorized the plant's closure.

Photograph courtesy of Enel
Posted 29 Dec 2012

Ottana
Location: NU
Operator: Ottana Energia SpA
Configuration: 2 X 70 MW CHP
Fuel: heavy fuel oil
Operation: 1974
Boiler supplier: Ansaldo-Breda
T/G supplier: Tosi, Ansaldo
Quick facts: This is a captive power plant for Equipolymers' PTA and PET production facilities in Sardinia. In Mar 2001, the power plant was acquired by AES Corp from EniChema SPA. The stacks are 185m tall.

Photograph courtesy of Ottana Energia SpA
Posted 11 Apr 2010

Palermo
Location: CS
Operator: Enel SpA
Configuration: 3 X 33 MW
Fuel: heavy fuel oil
Operation: 1957 (ret)
Boiler supplier: ??
T/G supplier: Ansaldo
Quick facts: Palermo, aka Quattroventi, was started abounrd 1946 to replace infrastructure damaged during the Second World War. Giuseppe Samona was the lead designer. The plant was demolished by Ente Autonomo Porto di Palermo from Aug 1984 to May 1985 to make room for additional port facilities.

Photograph courtesy of IGC Dragaggi Srl
Posted 5 Jul 2016

Porto Tolle
Location: RO
Operator: Enel SpA
Configuration: 4 X 660 MW
Fuel: heavy fuel oil
Operation: 1980-1984 (ret)
Boiler supplier: Ansaldo
T/G supplier: Tosi, TIBB
Quick facts: This was the first of Enel's 4 X 660-MW supercritical power stations. The stack is 250m tall. The plant was taken offline 1 Jan 2013.

Photograph courtesy of Enel SpA
Posted 30 Sep 2001

San Filippo del Mela
Location: ME
Operator: Edipower SpA
Configuration: 4 X 160 MW, 2 X 320 MW
Fuel: heavy fuel oil
Operation: 1971-1976
Boiler supplier: Ansaldo
T/G supplier: Ansaldo
Quick facts: This plant is 6km east of Milazzo and burned orimulsion for a time.

Photograph courtesy of Enel SpA
Posted 30 Sep 2001

Torrevaldaliga Nord
Location: RM
Operator: Enel SPA
Configuration: 4 X 660 MW
Fuel: heavy fuel oil
Operation: 1984-1986 (ret)
Boiler supplier: Ansaldo
T/G supplier: Ansaldo
Quick facts: Three units were rebuilt for coal-fired operation in a €1.5bn project including brand-new supercritical boilers and new FGD scrubbers. The project started in early 2004 but was intermittently delayed by legal actions. The rebuild completed in 2010.

Photograph by Liz Saxon
Posted 28 Jul 2002

   
Torrevaldaliga Sud
Location: RM
Operator: Tirreno Power SpA
Configuration: 1 X 192 MW, 4 X 335 MW
Fuel: heavy fuel oil, natural gas
Operation: 1964-1973
Boiler supplier: Ansaldo, Tosi
T/G supplier: Ansaldo

Photograph by Liz Saxon
Posted 28 Jul 2002

Abbreviations

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

Updated 06-Jul-2016

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