DF signs contract for Djelfa combined cycle power station in Algeria


DF has signed the contract for the construction of the combined cycle electric power station at Djelfa, 300 kilometres south of Algiers, with the Algerian company Societé de Production de lElectricité (SPE), a subsidiary of the Sonelgaz Group.
The awarding of the project to the Spanish company was announced half-way through December by the Algerian group, and is one of five similar projects that SPE has contracted with other groups from different countries. DF thus takes a foothold in North Africa, an area where significant investment in energy is foreseen in the coming years.
The value of the contract, signed at Sonelgaz’s headquarters in Algiers, amounts to 718.9 million dollars (544 million Euros).
The Djelfa power station will have four gas and two steam turbines, as well as four heat recovery boilers and will be the largest station built so far by DF, at over 1,250 MW.
The project also includes the necessary Balance of Plant systems for operating the station, such as compressed air, refrigeration circuits, a water and effluent treatment plant, storage tanks, a fuel treatment system and electrical and control systems, among others.
The deadline for execution is 40 months and the power station will be built by DF as a turnkey project.