Dalia Power Energies of Israel has commissioned the 835MW combined-cycle power plant in Haruvit, built by Alstom.
Alstom was responsible for the supply and construction of two 417MW, dual-fuel, combined-cycle units with KA26 single-shaft configuration as well as the associated civil works, balance of plant, distributed control system (DCS) and switchyard equipment to connect the power station to the grid.
Located 40km south-east of Tel Aviv, the power station also features GT26 gas turbine, steam turbine, generator and heat recovery steam generator.
Developed and delivered in 32 months, the project has 58% gross efficiency, making it the most efficient power plant in Israel while providing fuel costs savings.
The power plant is connected to the grid through Alstom-built distributed control system Alspa Series 6 and 420kV gas-insulated substation.
Alstom is also responsible for full operation and maintenance of the power plant for 20 years.
Alstom chairman and CEO Patrick Kron said: "The Haruvit power plant represents the group’s first entry into the Israeli gas market with a world-class power plant to meet the country’s energy needs, thanks to the most efficient and flexible power generation units in the entire national generation fleet."
The Israeli Government is planning to use its recent discovered major gas reserves near its coasts to generate power through gas-fired combined-cycle power projects.
Image: The 835MW Haruvit combined-cycle power plant in Israel. Photo: courtesy of ALSTOM.