Ansaldo Energia has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract on a turnkey basis for the design, supply and installation of a 300 MW open-cycle thermoelectric power plant in Irsching, South Bavaria, Germany.
The Irsching 6 power plant of German utility Uniper will be equipped with an AE94.3A gas turbine, its generator and auxiliary systems. It is expected to be operational by October 2022.
Uniper was awarded a contract by the TenneT network operator for the construction and operation of a reserve plant capable of timely supplying energy in case of emergency. The plant is designed ensure a reliable supply of electricity, within the framework of the country’s general strategy aimed at achieving ambitious climate improvement objectives, without risks for companies and households.
The contract is part of the German Electric Transmission and Storage Options (TSO) project “besonderes netztechnisches Betriebsmittel – bnBm” (network reserve project) which includes tenders in four areas of southern Germany.