Aurecon & FATA EPC presentation of their flagship projects:
The Avon Gas Turbine Peaking Power Plant (670 MW) and the Dedisa Plant (335 MW)
Two gas turbine peaking plants were commissioned by the Department of Energy to aid in alleviating the strain on the national grid during peak demand hours. The total investment cost for the two plants is around USD 1 Billion, and they a combined capacity of 1,005 MW. Both Dedisa Plant (335 MW) near Port Elizabeth and the Avon Gas Turbine Peaking Power Plant (670 MW) have been operation since August 2017. These peaking power plants are effectively the first large-scale independent thermal plants to be developed in South Africa outside of Eskom. They also include technological solutions that are novel to the South African power industry. The grid interfacing is unique, having a direct bus bar tie-in at transmission voltages, while these were the first plants to follow the non-renewable grid code compliance process. Dedisa was commissioned successfully two weeks ahead of the COD deadline.
Richard Ahlschlager, Global Service Leader for Transmission, Distribution and Control Projects for Aurecon will be sharing on his experience as a project director for Aurecon working on these landmark projects - CV.