Under the scope of the project, GE will provide three LM2500+ DLE gas turbine generator packages for Fenice for operation at the Barilla factory in Parma and the Fiat factories in Melfi and Atessa.

GE Energy will also supply two LMS100 gas turbine generator packages to the Edison Group for use at its Marghera Azotati combined-cycle power station located near Venice.

Other aeroderivative units to be delivered by GE Energy include one LM6000-PD Sprint gas turbine generator package for Sadelmi to be operated by Cartiere del Garda at a combined-cycle paper mill facility located in Riva del Garda; one LM2500+G4 water-injected gas turbine generator package for CO.LA.RI to supply combined-cycle power to Europe’s largest landfill located in Rome.

The US-based power engineering major will also supply two LM6000-PD 15PPM Sprint packages for Dufenergy Italia to power a new combined-cycle plant located inside Silvachimica’s chemical factory near Mondovi.

Charles Blakenship, general manager of GE Energy’s aeroderivative business, said: According to Terna, the Italian national grid operator, Italy must import in excess of 10% of its consumed electric power in order to meet current levels of demand. Combined with high power prices and new environmental policies, we are seeing an increase in the development of new, more efficient gas turbine power generation projects in this region.