Bellara power station

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Bellara power station also known as Jijel Combined Cycle Power Plant is a 1,400-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant under construction (as of Nov. 2019) in Jijel Province, Algeria.[1][2]


The map below shows the location of the power station in Bellara, Jijel Province, Algeria.

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Hyundai won the combined cycle power plant contract, beginning the project in 2014.[3] In October of 2018, Move it Magazine reported that the power plant "should be fully operational by the end of this year."[2] However, the African Power Platform list the project as "Under construction" while Zawya labels it "delayed"[1][4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Société Algérienne de production d'électricité (SPE)
  • Parent company: Socièté Nationale de l'Electricité et du Gaz (Sonelgaz)
  • Location: Bellara site in Biskra wilaya, Jijel Province, Algeria[5]
  • Coordinates: 36.739578, 6.251014 (exact)
  • Gross capacity : 1398 MW[6]
    • Combined-cycle units 1-2: 700 MW each (on average)

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 African Power Platform Jijel Combined Cycle Power Plant database, accessed Nov. 15, 2019
  2. 2.0 2.1 Move it magazine 40 lifts for Sarens at the Bellara gas power plant in Algeria Move It Magazine, Oct 3, 2018
  3. Hyundai Engineering [ 2019 HYUNDAI ENGINEERING & TOMORROW] promotional brochure, 2019
  4. Algeria Sonelgaz - Emergency Power Generation Construction Programme - Bellara Power Plant Zawya, May 3, 2019
  5. Terrasol Jijel 1400 MW combined-cycle power plant June 2016
  6. Artela Jijel combined cycle power plant organizational website, accessed Nov. 15, 2019