Bouchemma Expansion Power Plant is a 256MW gas fired power project. It is located in Gabes, Tunisia. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in April 2017.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Thermal 256 256 Active Gabes, Tunisia Societe Tunisienne de l’Electricite et du Gaz


The project is developed and owned by Societe Tunisienne de l’Electricite et du Gaz.

It is a Gas Turbine power plant.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in April 2017.

Contractors Involved

GE Power was selected to render EPC services for the gas fired power project.

GE Power was selected as the turbine supplier for the Gas fired project. The company provided 2 units of 9E.03 gas turbines, each with 128MW nameplate capacity.

GE Power supplied electric generator for the project.

GE Power is the O&M contractor for thermal power project for a period of 12 years.

About Societe Tunisienne de l’Electricite et du Gaz

Societe Tunisienne de l’Electricite et du Gaz (STEG), is a non-administrative Tunisian public company that produces liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and electricity. It also transports and distributes electricity and natural gas. It generates electricity from various sources including steam, gas, cycles combined, central diesel, hydraulic, and wind sources. The company transmits electricity through a network of substations and HV lines; and distributes it through medium and low voltage lines. The company also carries out the development and land distribution of natural gas. STEG serves various customers such as domestic, industrial, agricultural and administrative customers. STEG is headquartered in Tunis, Tunisia.


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