Ansaldo Energia begins construction on EP Produzione power plant

Ansaldo Energia is providing a new combined cycle system, as well as committing to a multi-year maintenance contract.

Ansaldo Energia has started civil works on the EP Produzione thermoelectric plant. The company will carry out the construction of a new combined cycle plant with a power of approximately 800 MW. As an EPC Contractor, Ansaldo Energia will be in charge of the full construction of the new production unit, from the foundations to the start-up: the heart of the combined cycle consists of a GT36 H-Class gas turbine, two generators and a steam turbine. In addition, the agreement also provides a multi-year contract for the maintenance of the turbine.

"We are very proud that EP Produzione has chosen Ansaldo Energia for the upgrade and the efficiency of its Tavazzano and Montanaso plant," said Giuseppe Marino, CEO of Ansaldo Energia. "We are making available our best skills and most innovative technology to guarantee EP Produzione the success of this project and, at the same time, support Italy on its path towards the energy transition.”

“It is a great satisfaction to be able to start working on this project we are quite keen on” says Claudio Nucci, Chief Operating Officer of Ansaldo Energia. "We took the first steps of this collaboration in the difficult time of the pandemic, but we managed to reach this work start date on time, ready to support EP Produzione and work in full compliance with the agreed deadlines.”

The start of the commercial operation is scheduled for November 1, 2023.