Ansaldo, FATA win $581MM contract for power plants in South Africa

A consortium led by GDF Suez has awarded Ansaldo Energia and FATA a turnkey construction contract for two open cycle gas turbine power plants in South Africa.

The contract valued at $581 million (EUR 440 million), comprises the development of the 670 MW Avon plant to power the Durban area and the 335 MW Dedisa plant serving the Port Elizabeth area.

Ansaldo will supply six AE94.2 gas turbines, four to be delivered to the Avon project and two to the Dedisa plant. The company will also supply the civil works for both sites, in addition to transport, erection and commissions work for its share of the supply, worth a total of $370 million (EUR 280 million).

FATA will supply mechanical and electric plant worth a total of $211 million (EUR 160 million) in the framework of the total order, working through the EPC Power division and South African Branch Company.

The contract also includes construction of a substation and the interface with the electric grid, fuel storage and distribution, and water treatment.

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