Eshkol Power Station
|Eshkol Power Station|
|Thermal power station|
|Primary fuel||Natural gas|
|Type||Open cycle gas turbine|
|Nameplate capacity||1,449 MW|
The Eshkol Power Station is a power station supplying electrical power to the Shephelah region in Israel. It is located in north industrial zone of Ashdod near the mouth of the Lakhish River, close to the port of Ashdod which provided the plant with fuel oil prior to its conversion to use natural gas. The power station is also close to the sea since its cooling system uses sea water.
Like other significant power stations in Israel, Eshkol Power Station belongs to Israel Electric Corporation. It is the third biggest power plant in Israel in terms of production ability, providing 7.3 percent of electricity production by IEC.
In 1953, following an Israeli Government decision, surveyors and designers arrived at the desolate dunes to choose a site to build a new power station in the south of the country. Its builders lived in the regional settlements Rehovot and Gedera.
The building of the Eshkol power station was completed in 1958 and included 3 units: 2 units of 50 MW, and one unit of 45 MW.
|Steam - Dual Purpose||fuel oil and natural gas||912|
|Gas Turbines||Jet Engines||10|
- Natural Gaz Consumption - 223 tonnes per hour.
- Fuel Oil Consumption - 36 tonnes per hour.
- Cooling Water consumption - 186 tonnes per hour.
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