CCGT Plants in South Africa
Ankerlig
Location: Western Cape
Operator: Eskom
Configuration: 4 X 150 MW SGT5-2000E combustion turbines
Operation: 2007
Fuel: diesel oil, kerosene
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens, Eskom
Quick facts: Construction at the Ankerlig site (aka Atlantis) began on 17 Jan 2006. The fourth unit was released for commercial operation on 25 Jun 2007. The 7 GTs comprising the first phases at Ankerlig and Gourikwa cost R3.5bn. The 400kV substations and transmission lines at both sites were built in eight and a half months, against the norm of 13 to 16 months. Four more 150-MW gas turbines were added in 2009.

Photograph courtesy of Eskom
Posted 17 Aug 2008

Athlone
Location: Western Cape
Operator: Cape Town Electricity Dept
Configuration: 1 X 57 MW combustion turbine
Operation: 1972
Fuel: diesel oil
T/G supplier: Curtiss-Wright, Brush
Quick facts: The original controls on the Athlone gas turbine have been changed out by Turbine Controls Ltd. There is a possibility that this machine will be modified for biogas consumption.

Photograph courtesy of Merz and McLellan (Pty) Ltd
Posted 2 Jan 2004

Avon Peaking
Location: KwaZulu-Natal
Operator: Avon Peaking Power (Pty) Ltd
Configuration: 4 X 167.5-MW AE94.2 gas turbines
Operation: 2016
Fuel: diesel oil
T/G supplier: Ansaldo
EPC: Ansaldo, Fata SpA
Quick facts: Avon Peaking Power is JV of Engie (38%), Legend Power Solutions (27%), Mitsui & Co (25%), and The Peaker Trust (10%), representing the local community. Avon construction began in Aug 2014 and the project was declared commercial on 22 Jul 2016. Peak construction employment was around 1,500. Avon is near Shakaskraal, 45km northeast of Durban. It has a 15yr PPA with Eskom and connects to the 275kV grid.

Photograph courtesy of Mitsui
Re-posted 4 Mar 2017

Dedisa
Location: Eastern Cape
Operator: Avon Peaking Power (Pty) Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 167.5-MW AE94.2 gas turbines
Operation: 2015
Fuel: diesel oil
T/G supplier: Ansaldo
EPC: Ansaldo, Fata SpA
Quick facts: The GT plant is in Port Elizabeth's Coega Industrial Development Zone. Construction began in Sep 2013 and Dedisa went commercial on 30 Sep 2015. Peak construction employment was 1,400. Dedisa has a 15yr PPA with Eskom. It connects to the 400kV grid.

Photograph courtesy of Engie
Posted 9 Oct 2015

Gourikwa
Location: Western Cape
Operator: Eskom
Configuration: 3 X 150 MW SGT5-2000E combustion turbines
Operation: 2007
Fuel: diesel oil, kerosene
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens, Eskom
Quick facts: Construction at the Gourikwa site in Mossel Bay began on 24 Jan 2006. The third unit was released for commercial operation on 22 Jun 2007. Two more machines were added in 2009.

Photograph courtesy of Eskom
Posted 17 Aug 2008

Newcastle
Location: KwaZulu-Natal
Operator: IPSA Group plc
Configuration: 18-MW, 2+1 CCGT with Tornado gas turbines CHP
Operation: 2007
Fuel: diesel oil
HRSG supplier: Aalborg
T/G supplier: Ruston, Siemens
Quick facts: In June 2005, IPSA Group began development of South Africa’s first privately financed IPP, this small CHP plant in Newcastle. The main plant equipment was relocated from the former Scottish & Southern East Lancashire Mill CHP in Scotland and was re-constructed in 14mos. In addition to electricity, the plant can deliver just under 1mn tons/yr of process steam. The main thermal host is synthetic rubber manufacturer Karbochem (Pty) Ltd. The plant came online in Oct 2007. A planned extension with six 1.3-MW Deutz gas engines was put on hold in March 2009.

Photograph courtesy of IPSA Group
Posted 10 Dec 2009

Abbreviations

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

Updated 04-Mar-2017

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