Paris, July 28, 2011 — Alstom signed an operation and maintenance contract for about twenty years, worth around $472.25 million with Dalia Power Energies Ltd for the 835 MW gas-fired Tzafit power plant in Israel.
This service contract follows the agreement signed earlier in June 2011 between Alstom and Dalia Power Energies to construct two 417 MW gas-fired combined cycle units on an engineering, procurement and construction basis. It will be booked in the second half of the 2011/12 fiscal year.
The scope of the service contract includes complete day-to-day operation and maintenance of the two gas-fired combined cycle units, located about 25 miles southeast of Tel Aviv.
Each unit is based on Alstom's GT26 gas turbine, steam turbine, generator, control system and heat recovery steam generator (HRSG). The Tzafit power station is expected to enter commercial operation in 2014.
Once completed, Tzafit will contain the most efficient and flexible power generation units in the entire national generation fleet. To date, the plant is the biggest project ever to be executed in Israel by an independent power producer and will add 835 MW to the country's national grid, corresponding to 7 percent of the country's current installed base.