CCGT Power Plants in France

Bayet
Location: Allier
Operator: Direc Energie
Configuration: 408-MW single-shaft CCGT
Operation: 2011
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Nooter/Eriksen srl
T/G supplier: Ansaldo
EPC: Ansaldo
Quick facts: In Dec 2006, Alpiq said it would build the Bayet CCGT project and in Mar 2008, the Swiss company signed an equipment and EPC contract with Ansaldo for the plant. The 300mn power station went commercial on 1 Jul 2011. The site is 50km north of ClermontFerrand. Bayet is designed for intermediate load and is expected to produce about 1,550 GWh/yr. On 2 Oct 2015, Alpiq sold the plant to Direct Energie

Photograph courtesy of Alpiq
Re-posted 21 Oct 2012

Blenod CC
Location: Meuthe-et-Moselle
Operator: Électricité de France
Configuration: 440-MW single-shaft CCGT with 9001FB gas turbine
Operation: 2012
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: CMI
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: EDF
Quick facts: In Aug 2007, EDF tendered for this plant, its first CCGT project. In Mar 2009, Emerson was awarded a contract to supply its PlantWeb digital plant architecture for the plant. Blenod was inaugurated on 2 Feb 2012.

Photograph courtesy of and copyright by Électricité de France
Re-posted 21 Oct 2012

Bouchain
Location: Nord
Operator: Électricité de France
Configuration: 605-MW single-shaft CCGT with 9HA.01 gas turbine
Operation: 2016
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: CMI
T/G supplier: GE
T/G supplier: GE, EDF
Quick facts: In Dec 2011, EDF and GE announed the launch order for the 9HA machine for this €400mn installation at the Bouchain site. The horizontal HRSG was ordered from CMI in Apr 2012. The 390t GT, nicknamed Harriet, arrived at the site in Jul 2015 from GE's Belfort works and first ignition was on 17 Dec 2015. Bouchain went commercial on 17Jun 2016. Tested thermal efficiency was 62.22%, said to be a new world record.

Photograph courtesy of Électricité de France
Re-posted 18 Jun 2016

Brennilis TAC
Location: Finistere
Operator: Électricité de France
Configuration: 2 X 85 MW 9001BTG, 1 X 125 MW 9001EA gas turbines
Operation: 1980-1996
Fuel: distillate oil
T/G supplier: Alsthom, EGT, GEC Alstom
Quick facts: This plant is in Brittany.

Photograph courtesy of Électricité de France
Posted 25 Jun 2011

Champblain Mill
Location: Drôme
Operator: Emin Leydier
Configuration: 1 X 43-MW GTX100 gas turbine CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1999
T/G supplier: Alstom
Quick facts: This cogen plant at the Emin Leydier paper mill near Saint-Vallier was one of the early installations for the GTX100. Finergaz, then a subsidiary of Gaz de France, developed the project.

Photograph by B-G Backstrom and courtesy of Alstom
Posted 4 May 2002

Combigolfe
Location: Bouches-du-Rhone
Operator: GDF SUEZ Energy France
Configuration: 440-MW single-shaft CCGT with GT26 gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2010
HRSG supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Alstom, Bouygues, Ponticelli
Quick facts: This project is in Fos-sur-Mer. Construction started in Jan 2008 and the plant was commissioned in July 2010.

Photograph courtesy of GDF SUEZ
Posted 18 Feb 2011

Dirnion TAC
Location: Finistere
Operator: Électricité de France
Configuration: 2 X 85 MW 9001BTG gas turbines
Operation: 1981
Fuel: distillate oil
T/G supplier: Alsthom
Quick facts: This plant is in Brittany. This plant is remotely controlled from the Cordemais power station.

Photograph courtesy of Électricité de France
Posted 25 Jun 2011

DK6
Location: Nord
Operator: GDF SUEZ Energy France
Configuration: Two 400-MW, 1+1 CCGT blocks with GT13E2 gas turbines CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2005
HRSG supplier: Standard Kessel
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Alstom
Quick facts: This unusual CCGT supplies the majority of the electricity output the steam sets behind specially-designed HRSGs with supplementary firing using coke-oven gas and blast-furnace gas. The natural circulation boiler plant is of suspended vertical type of construction with burners in staggered opposed arrangement. The delivery time for the engineering, manufacturing, and erection of both boilers was 26mos.

Photograph courtesy of Standard Kessel
Posted 29 Mar 2008

Emile-Huchet
Location: Moselle
Operator: E.ON France SAS
Configuration: 2 X 430-MW single-shaft CCGT blocks with SGT5-4000F gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2010
HRSG supplier: CMI
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens
Quick facts: In Nov 2007, Endesa France laid the foundation stone for these twoo CCGT blocks at tts site in Saint-Avold (Lorraine). This was the first project of its size for the company and precdecessor SNET in 20yrs. The plant is name after Emile Huchet who managed the Sarre and Moselle coal mines and served as the head of SNET from 1925 to his death in 1940. Construction of the first of a series of coal-fired units at the 187ha Huchet site started in 1948. The plant was also known as Carling.

Photograph courtesy of E.ON
Posted 21 Nov 2011

Flins
Location: Yvelines
Operator: Renault
Configuration: 1 X 45-MW 6001B gas turbine CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2000 (ret)
HRSG supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: GE, Alstom
EPC: Dalkia
Quick facts: The Flins auto plant is the largest remaining Renault factory in mainland France. Buldings cover 67ha of the 237ha site. The CHP plant commissioned in Nov 2000.

Photograph courtesy of GoIndustry DoveBid
Posted 30 Jul 2014

Gonfreville
Location: Nord
Operator: Total SA
Configuration: 2 x 125 MW 9001E gas turbines CHP
Operation: 2004
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: CMI
T/G supplier: GE, Elin
EPC: COFIVA
Quick facts: This refinery CHP plant has fired HRSGs and can deliver up to 375 tph of steam. Commercial operation was in Dec 2004.

Photograph courtesy of Total SA
Posted 26 Feb 2011

Luth
Location: Hauts-de-Seine
Operator: Gennedith
Configuration: 1 X 5.5 MW CX501-KB7 gas turbine CHP
Operation: 2010
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: Allison, Centrax
EPC: Centrax
Quick facts: Gennedith is owned by Elyo, a GDF SUEZ energy services company. The Luth heating plant serves the Gennevilliers district of Paris. On 1 Nov 2010,a new CX501-KB7 package was commissioned, replacing a similar machine installed in 1997. The Luth facility also has five gas-fired boilers. Heat is distributed through 13km of underground pipeline to 64 delivery points.

Photograph courtesy of Gennedith
Posted 27 Feb 2011

Maison-Alfort
Location: Val-de-Marne
Operator: Dalkia
Configuration: 1 X 5.3 MW CX501-KB7 gas turbine CHP
Operation: 2012
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: Allison, Centrax
EPC: Sermet
Quick facts: This project was built for local heating company Semgema Géothermie and is operated by Dalkia. The new equipment replaces an older Centrax package and supplies electricity and heat to complement the output of a geothermal installation that for more than 12,000 houses, apartments, schools, businesses and a university.

Photograph courtesy of Centrax
Posted 21 Oct 2012

Montereau TAC
Location: Seine-et-Marne
Operator: Électricité de France
Configuration: 2 x 125 MW 9001EA gas turbines
Operation: 2010
Fuel: natural gas, oil
T/G supplier: GE
Quick facts: Commercial operation was in Nov 2010.

Photograph courtesy of Électricité de France
Posted 25 Jun 2011

Montoir-de Bretagne
Location: Bouches-du-Rhone
Operator: GDF SUEZ Energy France
Configuration: 435-MW single-shaft CCGT with 9001FB gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2010
HRSG supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: GE, Tecnicas Reunidas
Quick facts: This power station is associated with the LNG terminal near Saint-Nazaire. The project commissioned in Dec 2010 at a cost of about €300mn.

Photograph courtesy of GDF SUEZ
Posted 18 Feb 2011

Pont-Sur-Sambre
Location: Nord
Operator: Poweo SA
Configuration: 412-MW single-shaft CCGT with SGT5-4000F gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2009
HRSG supplier: CMI
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens
Quick facts: This was the first exclusively gas-fired IPP in France and was connected to the grid on 27 Apr 2009. Construction took about 2yrs and employed up to 600 workers. Siemens has a long-term service contract for the plant. The Paris-based firm Pascal Dutertre wsa architect of record.

Photograph courtesy of Poweo SA
Posted 1 May 2009

Saint-Ouen
Location: Paris
Operator: Compagnie Parisienne de Chauffage Urbain (CPCU)
Configuration: 1 x 123 MW 9001E gas turbine CHP
Operation: 2002
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Elyo, SDEM
Quick facts: This €73mn plant was opened in Mar 2002 and was one of the largest CHP plants in Europe at completion. A similar set was completed in 2001 at Vitry. Each CHP unit produces 250tph of steam for the CPCU district heating system in the Paris.

Photograph courtesy of SDEM Entreprises
Posted 5 Oct 2008

Toul
Location: Meurthe-et-Moselle
Operator: Poweo Toul Production SAS
Configuration: 413-MW single-shaft CCGT with SGT5-4000F gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2012
HRSG supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens
Quick facts:In Jan 2009, Poweo was granted a local-government license for this CCGT project at a former NATO airbase in the Corix de Metz industrial zone. This followed local hearings in Jun and Jul 2008. Caylon was mandated to arrange the Toul financing. The plant completed in Dec 2012 and the Paris-based firm Pascal Dutertre wsa architect of record.

Photograph courtesy of Pascal Dutertre Architecte DPLG
Posted 1 Mar 2014

 
Vaires TAC
Location: Seine-et-Marne
Operator: Électricité de France
Configuration: 3 x 125 MW 9001EA gas turbines
Operation: 2008-2009
Fuel: natural gas, oil
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Ponticelli Freres
Quick facts: These combustion turbines were added to an old coal-fired site, reusing the existing 225kV grid connection and ancillary facilities.

Photograph courtesy of Électricité de France
Posted 25 Jun 2011

Vitry-Arrighi
Location: Val-de-Marne
Operator: Electricite de France
Configuration: 2 X 125 MW 9001EA gas turbines
Operation: 1997-2008
Fuel: distillate oil
T/G supplier: EGT, GEC Alstom, GE
EPC: EDF, Spie-Batignolles
Quick facts: The second GT at the Vitry site was released for service on 23 Nov 2007 after 13mos of construction. This was the first of a series of EDF peaking installations at three sites in the Ile de France region and part of an overall 1,050-MW peaking GT construction program expected to complete by 2010. The Vitry-Arrighi site is 7km southeast of Paris.

Photograph courtesy of Electricite de France
Posted 29 Sep 2009

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 18-Jun-2016

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