Alstom (Paris:ALO) has signed today an EPC (engineering, procurement and
construction) contract worth approximately ?500m with Dalia Power
Energies Ltd to build the 835 MW gas fired Tzafit power plant in Israel.
The project represents Alstom's first entry into the Israeli gas market
and will be the country's largest privately-owned power station. In the
coming weeks, Alstom will sign a twenty-year O&M (operation &
maintenance) agreement, covering day-to-day operation and maintenance at
The EPC contract, due to be booked in the second half of the 2011-2012
fiscal year, covers the supply and construction of two 417 MW gas fired
combined cycle units as well as associated civil works, balance of
plant, Alstom's distributed control system (DCS) Alspa Series 6 and
switchyard equipment to connect the power station to the grid. Each unit
is based on Alstom's KA26 single-shaft configuration, containing
Alstom's GT26 gas turbine, steam turbine, generator and heat recovery
steam generator (HRSG).
The power plant, located 40km south-east of Tel Aviv, will be
commissioned in 2014. It will add 835 MW to the national grid, which
corresponds to about 7% of the country's installed power generation
capacity. Tzafit's location at the intersection of the national
electricity grid will enable the plant to feed electricity to both the
grid's northern and southern sections, increasing the reliability of
electricity supply to end users.
The Israeli government is encouraging investments by IPPs (independent
power producers), while the recent discoveries of major gas reserves
near the Israeli coasts is likely to encourage investment in gas fired
combined cycle power stations.
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Philippe Kasse, Stéphane Farhi (Alstom
Tel +33 1 41 49 29 82 /33 08
Shields (Alstom Power)
Tel. +33 1 41 49 27 22
Emmanuelle Châtelain, Juliette Langlais
33 1 41 49 37 38