Combined Cycle Power plant
Single shaft plant design and configuration
Dual Fuel operation capability
The VLORE Combined Cycle Power Plant is located in the middle of Albania sea side coast, few kilometers from the town of Vlore.
Albanian Power Corporation (KESH sh.a), a state joint stock trading company, vertically integrated, which has the leading role and is the key producer of electricity in Albania, signed a turnkey Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) contract with Tecnimont for the construction of the 97 MW Combined Cycle Power Plant in 2007, associated with a Long Term Service Agreement for the Gas Turbine.
The project is based on gas turbine burning liquid fuel in a single shaft arrangement with one full condensing steam turbine generator with water cooled condenser utilizing once-through seawater cooling.
Special attention is paid to the water balance. In fact, the service water is obtained from the desalination system and demineralized water is produced with reverse osmosis technology.
The power plant has been conceived in compliance with the best practices in sustainability and environmental responsibility. The World Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have jointly provided the debt financing. Each of these institutions has specific policies and procedures for promoting environmental protection and sustainable development. The project was conceived and executed in accordance to prescriptions coming from an Environmental Impact Assessment analysis, minimizing the potential impacts on the nature and marine environment.
The power plant fulfilled all contractual technical requirements including high availability and strict environmental emission controls.