Dhekelia Power Station

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Dhekelia Power Station
Dhekelia Power Station.jpg
Dhekelia Power Station is located in Cyprus
Dhekelia Power Station
Location of Dhekelia Power Station
Country Cyprus
Location East of Larnaca
Coordinates 34°58′49″N 33°44′45″E / 34.98028°N 33.74583°E / 34.98028; 33.74583Coordinates: 34°58′49″N 33°44′45″E / 34.98028°N 33.74583°E / 34.98028; 33.74583
Status Operational
Commission date 1982
Owner(s) Electricity Authority of Cyprus
Power generation
Primary fuel Heavy fuel oil
Units operational 6 X 60 MW
6 X 17 MW
Make and model Siemens
Toshiba
Alstom
Bharat Heavy Electricals
MAN
Wärtsilä
Nameplate capacity 460

Dhekelia Power Station is one of three power plants belonging to the Electricity Authority of Cyprus. It is located approximately 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) east of the city of Larnaca and it has a capacity of 460 MW.[1]

History[edit]

The original plant was the first of the company which started building it in the mid-1950s. Completed, it consisted of seven steam turbogenerators with a total capacity of 84 MW. As the machinery grew old and demand rose steadily, a new plant was built next to the old.

Built in five phases, the current power plant consists of six steam turbines, each of a capacity of 60 MW[1] and six diesel engines of approximately 17 MW each. All boilers burn heavy fuel oil and were built by Waagner Biró. The first two turbines and generators were supplied by Siemens and came online in 1982 and 1983. Turbines 3 and 4 were made by Toshiba and the corresponding generators by Alstom and came online in 1986. The steam plant was completed with the supply of turbogenerators 5 and 6 from Bharat Heavy Electricals in 1992 and 1993. The six diesel engines run on either heavy fuel oil or diesel oil with the first three being two-stroke MAN ones erected by Mitsui in 2009 and the other three being four-stroke ones manufactured by Wärtsilä in 2010.

The original plant was demolished in the early 2000s.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Power Stations". Electricity Authority of Cyprus. Retrieved 13 August 2011.