Ansaldo supplying 120 MW power plant
By Jack Burke25 January 2021
Combined-cycle facility for steelmaker Gruppo Arvedi
Ansaldo Energia has won a contract for a combined cycle power plant for steelmaker Gruppo Arvedi at its Trieste, Italy, area mill in Servola.
The order includes an AE64.3A gas turbine equipped with the latest generation technologies, including the Ansaldo Energia Plant Optimizer management system.
The plant, in combined-cycle configuration with a power of 120 MW, will be operational by the end of 2021.
With this investment, the Arvedi enters the Italian Capacity Market for electricity supply, whose implementation decree was approved by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development in June 2019. The Capacity Market, in line with the situation in other European countries, aims to ensure the adequacy and safety of the national electricity system in the presence of a strong renewable component—non-dispatchable by its very nature—by encouraging investments in efficient, low-polluting and flexible plants.
The solution proposed by Ansaldo Energia and chosen by the customer is able to ensure full compliance with the most stringent regulations on environmental impact.