Diesel and Gas-Engine Power Plants in Italy
Centro Citta
Location: VR
Operator: AGSM Verona
Configuration: 5 X 2.315 MW CHP KVGS12-G3 engines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2001
E/G supplier: Bergen
Quick facts: These engines replaced gensets installed in the late 1980s.

Photograph courtesy of Rolls-Royce
Posted 26 Feb 2005

Cereal Docks
Location: VI
Operator: Cereal Docks SpA
Configuration: 2 X 2.6-MW 9L27/38 engines CHP
Fuel: palm oil
Operation: 2008
E/G supplier: MAN Diesel SE
EPC: Termoindustriale SpA
Quick facts: This tri-generation plant is at Camisano Vicentino, roughly midway between Padua and Vicenza and operates in grid-parallel baseload mode. Cereal Docks is an animal-feed company and uses about 5.2 MW of recovered heat in the form of 12bar steam for the production of bio-diesel at an adjacent factory run by a sister company.

Photograph courtesy of MAN Diesel SE
Posted 29 Jul 2008

Location: MI
Operator: A2A SpA
Configuration: 6 X 3.2 MW CHP
Operation: 2001
Fuel: natural gas
E/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: This is a key component of the DHS system in southern Milano and runs a 10km system serving 170 buildings. The plant is located at Piazza Maggi along the main Milano-Genoa highway.

Photograph courtesy of A2A SpA
Posted 8 Aug 2009

Location: NA
Operator: Gesen SpA
Configuration: 4 X 1.06 MW, 1 X 3 MW KB-5 gas turbine
Operation: 2003
Fuel: landfill gas
T/G supplier: Jenbacher, Allison, Centrax
Quick Facts: The thermal component of this power plant uses landfill gas from the Masseria del Pozzo and Schiavi landfills in Giugliano. TME built the plant for Gesen and ran the plant for the first 3yrs. An 80-kW PV plant completes the installation.

Photograph courtesy of TME Termomeccanica Ecologia
Posted 24 May 2009

Linate Airport
Location: MI
Operator: Malpensa Energia srl
Configuration: 3 X 8 MW 20V34SG engines CHP
Operation: 2007
Fuel: natural gas
E/G supplier: Wartsila
EPC: Wartsila, Commissioning Italia, EuroPower, Elettrogorizia
Quick facts: Malpensa Energia is owned by the Milan airport management company SEA Aeroporti Milano and AEM Milano. Thebaseload plant is inside the airport and has three gas gensets and ancillary equipment, exhaust heat recovery economizers and two gas-fired boilers. Heat output is 82 MWth in winter and 72 MWth in summer. Hot water at 125░C and 70░C is delivered to airport buildings and also to a nearby village while electricity is delivered to the grid. Normally, the generating sets run in parallel with the grid but they also serve as emergency sets to maintain airport services if required.

Photograph courtesy of Wartsila
Posted 10 Oct 2007

Location: CR
Operator: Astem SpA
Configuration: 1 X 3.8 MW CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2005
E/G supplier: Caterpillar
Quick facts: Development of the Lodi cogen plant started in 1998 and a feasibility study was completed in 2002. The plant was originally designed to serve the UniversitÓ degli Studi di Milano, but the scope was expanded to supply the local DHS. Construction lasted from Oct 2003 to Sep 2005. Heating capacity is 26 MWt, which is supplied to Lodi's 14km district heating system. The Lodi plant accounts for about 40% of the city heating demand.

Photograph courtesy of Linea Group Holding
Posted 9 May 2009

Morbegno Cogen
Location: SO
Operator: Societa Elettrica Morbegno
Configuration: 4 X 3.64-MW18KVGS-G4 engines CHP
Operation: 2006-2007
E/G supplier: Bergen
EPC: CO-VER Engineering
Quick facts: Two more engines were ordered in Sep 2006 to extend this heating plant.

Photograph courtesy of Societa Elettrica Morbegno (SEM)
Posted 22 May 2016

Location: BA
Operator: ItalGreen Energy
Configuration: 3 X 8 MW 18V32 engines
Operation: 2004-2005
Fuel: liquid biofuel
E/G supplier: Wartsila
EPC: Wartsila
Quick facts: This baseload power station  is located inside a vegetable oil production plant of Casa Olearia Italiana Group. At completion, it was one of the largest liquid biofuel power plants in the world.

Photograph courtesy of Wartsila
Posted 13 Jan 2002

Location: TN
Operator: Dolomiti Energia SpA
Configuration: 4 X 400-kW CHP
Operation: 2011
Fuel: natural gas
E/G supplier: ??
EPC: ??
Quick facts: A 30-kW ORC system was added to this facility to use waste heat off the engines.

Photograph courtesy of Atzwanger
Posted 26 Jul 2014

Location: CB
Operator: Agip SpA
Configuration: 8 X 2.7-MW KVGS16G2 engines
Operation: 1998
Fuel: wellhead gas, process gas
T/G supplier: Bergen
EPC: Cefla
Quick facts: This small power station was built at Agip’s mineral oil center Torrente Tona di Rotello in Campobasso. Mineral oil is extracted for use in refining processes, but extraction leads to production of well gas, a mixture of natural gas, other gases, water vapor, and associated materials. Traditionally, this waste gas was flared, but the Torrente plant was built to burn the material along with process gas from mineral oil processing. Power is sold to the grid.

Photograph courtesy of Cefla
Posted 25 May 2009

Wyeth Catania
Location: CT
Operator: Wyeth-Lederle SpA
Configuration: 2 X 2.7-MW KVGS16G2 engines CHP
Operation: 1999
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: Bergen
EPC: Cefla
Quick facts: This is a trigeneration captive power plant at a pharmaceutical factory making antibiotics for global export.

Photograph courtesy of Cefla
Posted 25 May 2009


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

Updated 22-May-2016