CCGT Power Plants in Israel
Ashdod Energy
Location: HaDarom
Operator: Dorad Energy Ltd
Configuration: 67-MW, 1+1 CCGT with LM6000 gas turbine CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2015
HRSG supplier: Deltak
T/G supplier: GE, Siemens
EPC: M+W Ltd
Quick facts: In Aug 2012, this plant and sister project Ramat Negev Energy closed finance with a consortium led by Bank Leumi Le-Israel and including Clal Insurance Co Ltd, Menorah Mivtachim, and Pssagot. This CCGT was built adjacent to thermal host Adama Agan chemical plants in the northern industrial area of Ashdod. The cost was about $100mn. Construction started in Feb 2013 and the project went commercial operation in Dec 2015.Gas is supplied from the Tamar Partnership. The plant is owned by Edeltech and operation is by Edeltech unit EZOM Ltd. Surplus electricity is sold to IEC, steam production is up to 40 tph.

Photo courtesy of Edeltech Group
Posted 29 Jan 2017

Dorad Energy
Location: HaDarom
Operator: Dorad Energy Ltd
Configuration: two 400-MW, 6+1 CCGT blocks with LM6000PC gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, diesel oil
Operation: 2013-2014
HRSG supplier: IST
T/G supplier: GE, Skoda
EPC: Wood Group GTS
Quick facts: In Jul 2003, a consortium of Israeli investors led by businessman Uri Dori received agreement in principle from MNI for a 400-800 MW combined-cycle at Ashkelon. In May 2004, the project was formalized by Dorad Energy as a $500mn CCGT plant burning Mari gas. In Dec 2007, Dorad signed a gas supply deal with EMG for the project. In Nov 2010, Dorad Energy closed $1.1bn in financing for the $1.3bn project with Bank Hapoalim. Shortly thereafter, Wood Group was awarded an $875mn EPC contract to build the plant. At the time, Dorad Energy consisted of U Dori Energy, EAPC, Edeltech Group, and Zorlu Energy. GE’s Veresegyhaz plant, located near Budapest, Hungary, manufactured the GTs. The plant received its operating license on 12 May 2014. Operation is by Edeltech unit EZOM Ltd

Photo courtesy of Edeltech Group
Re-posted 29 Jan 2017

Gezer
Location: Haifa
Operator: Israel Electric Corp
Configuration: 4 X 148-MW V94.2 gas turbines, 2 X 370-MW single-shaft CCGT blocks with V94.3A2 gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, diesel oil
Operation: 1998-2008
HRSG supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Israel Electric, Siemens
Quick facts: In March 2002, IEC approved the acquisition of three CCGT blocks from Siemens for $341mn. This was financed by a 15yr export credit facility from Citibank Israel supported by a Hermes Kreditversicherungs AG guaranty.

Photograph courtesy of Israel Electric Corp
Posted 27 Feb 2008

Hagit
Location: HaDarom
Operator: Israel Electric Corp
Configuration: 2 X 110-MW 9001E gas turbines, 2 X 220-MW, 1+1 CCGT blocks with 9001E gas turbines, 370-MW single-shaft CCGT block with V94.3A2 gas turbine
Fuel: diesel oil, natural gas
Operation: 1996-2007
HRSG supplier: NEM, Doosan
T/G supplier: General Electric, Alstom, Siemens
EPC: GE, Alstom
Quick facts: In Sep 2000, Alstom won a €90mn order for two steam sets to convert two of the GE turbines to combined-cycle. The plant was later extended with a single single-shaft block.

Photograph courtesy of Israel Electric Corp
Posted 27 Feb 2008

Mishor Rotem
Location: HaDarom
Operator: OPC Rotem Ltd
Configuration: 440-MW single-shaft CCGT with M701F4 gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas, distillate oil
Operation: 2013
HRSG supplier: BHI
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco
EPC: Daewoo
Quick facts: In Jun 2001, MNI tendered for a gas-fired CCGT at Mishor Rotem. Ofer teamed with British Gas (BG), and Siemens for a 381-MW plant and it turned out that they were the sole bidder for the $220mn project. In October 2004, MNI and the Finance Ministry awarded the project to the Ofer consortium on a BOOT basis. A syndicate headed by Bank Leumi agreed to finance the project. The project is now controlled by a subsidiary of Israel Corp (controlled by Ofer). In Jun 2010, OPC Rotem signed a turnkey EPC contract for the project and MHI also secured a 12yr service agreement for the project. In Nov 2010, IEC signed a long-term PPA with the project. In Feb 2011, the PUA granted a 30yr operating license for the project, which is expected to require an investment is on the order of $440mn. It was reported that the plant went to full-load operation on 29 Jun 2013, the first full-size IPP in Israel.

Photograph courtesy of OPC Rotem
Posted 3 Jul 2013

Ramat Hovav
Location: HaDarom
Operator: Israel Electric Corp
Configuration: 2 X 100-MW 9001E gas turbines, 320-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 9001E gas turbines
Fuel: distillate oil
Operation: 1989-1999
HRSG supplier: NEM
T/G supplier: General Electric, Alstom
EPC: Atlantic Projects, Alstom
Quick facts: In 1996, IEC ordered equipment to convert two simple-cycle GTs at Ramat Hovav to combined-cycle operation. Alstom secured the order and supplied HRSGs, a steam set, an air-cooled condenser, electrical equipment, I&C, and all auxiliary systems. The conversion went commercial in Mar 2000.

Photograph courtesy of Israel Electric Corp
Posted 27 Feb 2008

Ramat Negev Energy
Location: HaDarom
Operator: Dorad Energy Ltd
Configuration: 122-MW, 1+1 CCGT with LM6000 gas turbines CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2015
HRSG supplier: Deltak
T/G supplier: GE, Siemens
EPC: M+W Ltd
Quick facts: In Aug 2012, this plant and sister project Ashdod Energy closed finance with a consortium led by Bank Leumi Le-Israel and including Clal Insurance Co Ltd, Menorah Mivtachim, and Pssagot. This CCGT was built adjacent to thermal host Adama Makhteshim chemical plants in the Neot Hovav Industrial Zone. The cost was about $200mn. Construction started in Feb 2013 and the project went commercial operation in Dec 2015.Gas is supplied from the Tamar Partnership. The plant is owned by Edeltech and operation is by Edeltech unit EZOM Ltd. Surplus electricity is sold to IEC, steam production is up to 135 tph.

Photo courtesy of Edeltech Group
Posted 29 Jan 2017

Tel Tzafit
Location: HaMerkaz
Operator: Dalia Power Energies Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 435-MW single-shaft CCGT blocks with GT26 gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 2015
HRSG supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Alstom
Quick facts:In Oct 2007, HSBC had agreed to finance a $300mn investment in a power project promoted by Dalia Powerat a site adjacent to the IEC Tzafit plant. Dalia Power is jointly-owned by Hiram Epsilon Ltd, Energy Economy Ltd, and Israel Infrastructure Fund. In turn, Hiram Epsilon Ltd is owned by Hiram Landau Ltd (50%) and Sigma Epsilon Ltd (50%), while Energy Economy Ltd is owned by two agricultural cooperative societies with about 260 kibbutzim and cooperative settlements. Finally, Israel Infrastructure Fund is jointly owned by Harel Insurance Ltd and STG Investments Ltd. The cornerstone was laid on 4 Jun 2013 and the plant was inaugurated on 3 Sep 2015. The power plant is connected to the grid with a 420kV gas-insulated substation. Alstom has a 20yr O&M contract.

Photograph courtesy of Alstom
Posted 5 Sep 2015

Tzafit
Location: HaMerkaz
Operator: Israel Electric Corp
Configuration: 2 X 110-MW 9001E gas turbines, 375-MW,1+1 CCGT with 9001FA gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas, distillate oil
Operation: 1991-2012
HRSG supplier: Vogt
T/G supplier: General Electric, Ansaldo
EPC: Atlantic Projects, Israel Electric, GE
Quick facts: This project is near Kfar Menachem, 40km south-east of Tel Aviv. The CCGT steamer went online in Aug 2012, about 1mo ahead of schedule.

Photograph by Igor Svobodin (Panoramio)
Posted 22 Aug 2012

Abbreviations

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

Updated 29-Jan-2017

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