Ansaldo Energia has been awarded by Gruppo Arvedi a contract for the supply and refurbishment of a new combined cycle plant in Servola. The plant will include an AE64.3A gas turbine, equipped with high efficiency, operational flexibility and low emissions technology. The scope of supply includes an Ansaldo Energia Plant Optimiser management system.
The plant, in combined-cycle configuration with a rating of 120 MW, is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2021. Gruppo Arvedi is a significant European steel company, and with this investment will be entering the Italian electricity capacity market, which brought into existence 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.