Coal-Fired Plants in Portugal

Pego 1&2
Location: Santarém
Operator: Tejo Energia SA
Configuration: 2 X 314 MW
Operation: 1993-1995
Fuel: hard coal
Boiler supplier: Mague
T/G supplier: ABB
Quick facts: In March 1993, the first unit at the $685mn Pego plant was brought into service as scheduled about 150km north of Lisbon. In Nov 1993, the plant was sold to a consortium led by International Power, with 45% ownership, and Endesa with a 35% share while EDP retained a 10% equity participation. The Pego sale resulted in an infusion of PTE 155bn to the national treasury. In 2006/07, Alstom SCR systems were retrofit to both units by SMM. Alstom FGD scubbers were also added. The FGD/SCR equipment was part of a €170mn investment with Alstom which also included upgrades of the existing electrostatic precipitators.

Photograph by Pedro Martinho (panoramio)
Posted 13 Jan 2010

Location: Setubal
Operator: EDP
Configuration: 4 X 300 MW
Operation: 1985-1989
Fuel: hard coal
Boiler supplier: Mague
T/G supplier: BBC
Quick facts: Sines has the lowest production costs of the country’s thermal plants and has been running at 80-85% load factors for years. In 2006/07, the plant was retrofit with Babcock-Hitachi wet limestone FGD systems by a consortium of Cobra and SMM. The stacks are 234m tall.

Photograph courtesy of EDP Group
Re-posted 30 Mar 3013

Tapada do Outeiro
Location: Coimbra
Operator: EDP
Configuration: 3 X 50 MW
Operation: 1960-1967
Fuel: anthracite, oil
Boiler supplier: Stein
T/G supplier: BBC

Photograph courtesy of EDP Group
Posted 5 May 2004


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

Updated 30-Mar-2013