PWPS to construct 400MW power plant in Israel

24 September 2018 (Last Updated September 24th, 2018 11:07)

Energy solutions provider PW Power Systems (PWPS) has signed a turnkey agreement with OPC Energy subsidiary Zomet Energy to build a 400MW power plant near Kiryat Gat, Israel.

Energy solutions provider PW Power Systems (PWPS) has signed a turnkey agreement with OPC Energy subsidiary Zomet Energy to build a 400MW power plant near Kiryat Gat, Israel.

Featuring six FT4000 advanced technology, aero-derivative gas turbines, the power plant is expected to support Israel’s growing renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power.

The natural gas-powered plant will be constructed by PW Power Systems’ engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company, Energy Services.

"Deployment of renewable power and discovery of significant natural gas reserves in Israel have sparked a change in power in the country."

The FT4000 SWIFTPAC is built upon Pratt & Whitney aircraft engine technology, which offers 70MW to 140MW of power in a compact footprint designed for simple-cycle, combined-cycle, and cogeneration applications.

The project scope includes power plant design, the balance of plant equipment, construction, commissioning, as well as a long-term maintenance agreement.

PW Power Systems president and CEO Raul Pereda said: “Deployment of renewable power and discovery of significant natural gas reserves in Israel have sparked a change in power in the country. We are excited to be part of this transition to cleaner and healthier power generation.

“The outstanding efficiency, operational flexibility, and high power density of the FT4000 SWIFTPAC make it the ideal partner to intermittent renewable power. We look forward to showcasing our team’s turnkey capabilities in the region.”

A part of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS), PW Power Systems (PWPS) is said to have installed more than 2,000 industrial gas turbines in over 50 countries across the globe.

Additionally, PWPS aero-derivative gas turbine portfolio offers efficient and flexible products that generate 30MW to 140MW of power.