POWER PLANT

Construction

Our vision is realized through the completion of the first ‘Dalia’ power plant, which was constructed at the Tzafit site, southeast of Kfar Menahem in south-central Israel.

The construction work began in February 2013 by Alstom – a world-leading company in the fields of energy, transportation and infrastructure. In July 2015 the power plant commenced its commercial operation, and now it supplies electricity to a large customer base, and accounts for about 7% of the energy and electricity sector in Israel.

‘Dalia’ produces approximately 900 MW through two efficient turbines, producing 450 MW each. The power plant operates using combined-cycle technology, which provides it with energy efficiency of 58% – the highest energy efficiency that is currently available in the Israeli electricity market.

‘Dalia’ power plant operates continuously using natural gas, which allows us to produce energy more cleanly and efficiently. In addition, it is also possible to operate the station using diesel fuel. This option is kept as backup in case of an interruption in the gas supply. The station’s gas supplier is the ‘Tamar’ partnership that in 2012 signed a 17-year contract to supply ‘Dalia’ with 1.1 billion cubic meters of gas per year.

‘Dalia’ is based on combined-cycle technology and consists of a gas turbine and a steam turbine. The gas turbine burns the natural gas and the hot exhaust gases are passed from the gas turbine to the steam boiler, which channels the generated steam to operate the second turbine – steam turbine – which produces additional clean and efficient energy. All electricity produced is transmitted to the IEC transmission grid.

Alstom is a multinational leader in the fields of energy, transportation and infrastructure. The company is a worldwide brand with a reputation that has become synonymous with technological innovation and strict commitment to the environment.

In 2010, Alstom signed a construction, operation and maintenance contract with Dalia Power Energies Ltd. The project was carried out on a full turnkey basis, as Alstom took full responsibility for the design and construction of the station, using modern technology, complying with the most stringent environmental quality standards. In addition, Alstom undertook to continue on with the project after completion, and is responsible for the daily supply, maintenance and operation of the power plant for the next 20 years.

Alstom was established in 1928 and today, it operates in more than seventy countries; nearly 25% of the world's power production capacity depends on Alstom's technology and services. The company’s annual sales turnover stands at €21 billion, with over 100,000 employees in 90 countries. The company’s team of experts includes the best brains in the fields of infrastructure and energy. Alstom sets the benchmark for innovative and advanced technologies, and is constantly working to find solutions for all energy sources, while protecting the environment and reducing air pollution during the production process. At the same time, the company provides a variety of sophisticated solutions in the fields of transportation, maintenance of existing equipment and creation of new infrastructure.

In November 2015, General Electric (GE) complete the purchasing of Alstom’s energy division. The merger will result in the world's most powerful company in the field of electricity infrastructures.