Ansaldo Energia has signed an EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction, turnkey supply) contract with Société Tunisienne de l’Élecriticité et du Gaz (STEG) to build a gas-fired open cycle thermoelectric power station, with an installed power of 625MW, in Mornaguia, south west of Tunis, and an LTSA (Long Term Service Agreement) contract covering maintenance and assistance work for the plant.
The plant will be equipped with two AE94.3A model gas turbines, plus the relative generators and auxiliary systems, built in Ansaldo Energia’s Genoa production facilities. Work will take 22 months from receipt of the Notice to Proceed.
“This new order is the result of concerted teamwork involving the entire company,” commented Ansaldo Energia CEO Giuseppe Zampini. “I’d like to thank the government institutions involved for their constant and effective support in defence of Italian industry on international markets”.
Ansaldo Energia consolidates and strengthens its historic presence in Tunisia, where it built the “Sousse C” and “Sousse D” plants in the Sidi Abdel-Hamid region (Sousse Governorate) and the “Rades B” plant, and where it coordinates service work on the Ghannouch plant.