Bir Mcherga power station

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Bir Mcherga power station (محطة كهرباء بئر مشارقة) is an operating power station of at least 496-megawatts (MW) in Sminja, Zaghouan, Tunisia. It is also known as Bir M’Cherga.

Location

Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Bir Mcherga power station Sminja, Zaghouan, Tunisia 36.46247, 10.05455 (exact)[1][2][3]

The map below shows the exact location of the power station.

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3, Unit 4: 36.46247, 10.05455

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit 1 operating[4] gas, fuel oil[5] 120[2] gas turbine[6] not found 1997[2] 2028 (planned)
Unit 2 operating[4] gas, fuel oil[5] 120[2] gas turbine[7] not found 1997[2] 2028 (planned)
Unit 3 operating[4] gas[8] 128[4] gas turbine[4] not found 2013[3] 2043 (planned)
Unit 4 operating[4] gas[8] 128[4] gas turbine[4] not found 2013[3] 2043 (planned)

CHP is an abbreviation for Combined Heat and Power. It is a technology that produces electricity and thermal energy at high efficiencies. Coal units track this information in the Captive Use section when known.

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner Parent
Unit 1 Tunisian Company of Electricity and Gas[2] Tunisian Company of Electricity and Gas [100.0%]
Unit 2 Tunisian Company of Electricity and Gas[2] Tunisian Company of Electricity and Gas [100.0%]
Unit 3 Tunisian Company of Electricity and Gas[3] Tunisian Company of Electricity and Gas [100.0%]
Unit 4 Tunisian Company of Electricity and Gas[3] Tunisian Company of Electricity and Gas [100.0%]

Project-level captive use details

  • Captive industry use (heat or power): power[9]


Articles and Resources

References

  1. WRI1023605
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 https://web.archive.org/web/20210624224453/https://www.industryabout.com/country-territories-3/1556-tunisia/fossil-fuels-energy/22781-bir-m-cherga-1-2-gas-power-plant. Archived from the original on 24 June 2021. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 https://web.archive.org/web/20210625013240/https://www.industryabout.com/country-territories-3/1556-tunisia/fossil-fuels-energy/22782-bir-m-cherga-3-4-gas-power-plant. Archived from the original on 25 June 2021. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 https://web.archive.org/web/20220704063251/https://www.pireco.com.tn/fr/nos-projets/energie/ge-256-mw-gas-turbine-power-plant. Archived from the original on 04 July 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |archive-date= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. 5.0 5.1 (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20220706032017/https://elib.dlr.de/87692/1/DLR-BETTER-Tunis-2013-04-29-hand2col.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on 06 July 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |archive-date= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. https://web.archive.org/web/20220704055641/https://www.pireco.com.tn/fr/nos-projets/energie/turbo-tec-ge. Archived from the original on 04 July 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |archive-date= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20220626033034/https://webthesis.biblio.polito.it/14598/1/tesi.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 June 2022. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. 8.0 8.1 https://www.turess.com/assabah/92388WRI1023605. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. https://web.archive.org/web/20220709105723/https://www.turess.com/assabah/92388. Archived from the original on 09 July 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |archive-date= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)

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