Spanish energy giant Endesa has awarded Siemens a contract to build two combined cycle gas turbine plants with an aggregate capacity of 860MW on its Emile Huchet site in France.

The investment will amount to around E470 million. The construction of these facilities will boost Endesa France’s existing installed capacity by 30%. The two new combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plants fall under the framework of Endesa France’s Industrial Plan, with scope for developing 2,000MW of additional capacity in France. The project is the largest of its kind in France.

Endesa France has awarded construction of the two French CCGTs to be built on the Emile Huchet site owned by Endesa’s French subsidiary to Siemens. The two plants, entailing investment of E470 million, will have aggregate capacity of 860MW and will be built on available land at the Emile Huchet plant site in north-eastern France.

These are the first CCGTs to be built by Endesa in France. They will increase Endesa France’s current installed capacity by 30%. Siemens will build the plants, together with Cockerill Maintenance & Ingenieri, a company specializing in waste heat boilers.