Alstom wins contract worth approximately €500 million to construct Israel’s biggest private power station
The EPC contract, currently underway, 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 during 2015. 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.
Electrobraze Pin Brazing has been utilised widely throughout the project for Earthing, continuity bonding and various Cathodic Protection works since late 2014.
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