Siemens to build two natural gas power stations in Israel

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Siemens Israel was recently invited by RD Energy, a private Israeli energy provider, to supply turbines to two natural gas power stations in the North. The power stations are likely to be completed in 2018 and expected to produce 70 MW of electricity each. The company will also be responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction plan for both.

The plant in Alon Tavor will provide electricity and steam to the Tnuva dairy facility in the Jezreel Valley. The Ramat Gavriel Power Station will power the NILIT factory, which manufactures plastic and textiles.

Each power plant will be supplied with an SGT-800 industrial gas turbine, a SST- 300 industrial steam turbine and an SPPA-T3000 control system. The turbines will be produced in Sweden and the Czech Republic.


Shmuel Fledel, CEO of Siemens Israel, said the “power station market in Israel has enormous potential” and this was a good opportunity to establish themselves. Turnkey power plants are built and sold to any buyer as a completed product, and then sold to a specific company. According to the company’s estimates, Siemens technology is already part of around 40 percent of Israel’s power generation capacity.