Iberdrola Ingeniería commissions the 1,200 MW Koudiet combined cycle plant in Algeria

Iberdrola Ingeniería has completed the commissioning of the Koudiet combined cycle plant in Algeria, after switching on the third unit of this large generation facility, which totals a capacity of 1,200 megawatts (MW).
The Company has carried out this project in partnership with General Electric, under a €1,470 million contract awarded by SKD, a corporation set up by Sonelgaz and Sonatrach, the Algerian gas and electricity and hydrocarbon companies. The agreement included the design, equipment procurement, construction and assembly of the plant.
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Koudiet is a gas-steam combined cycle plant consisting of three units, each with a capacity of 400 MW. The facility will supply energy to nearly four million people in Algeria, representing 18% of the country’s total electricity consumption.
This plant, for which construction started in 2008, is located in the town of Koudiet Edrauch, 40 kilometres from Annaba, the third largest city in the country, in the northern region of El Tarf.
Its coming into operation is a major step toward achieving Algeria’s ambitious goal of generation through gas, which according to its 2012-2017 strategic plan includes the production of around 10,000 MW using this energy source.
Koudiet has been one of the most ambitious and complex generation projects ever undertaken by IBERDROLA INGENIERÍA, in terms of both its scale and the logistic, security and design difficulties.