Delimara power station

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Delimara power station is an operating power station of at least 547-megawatts (MW) in Marsaxlokk Bay, South Eastern, Malta.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Delimara power station Marsaxlokk Bay, South Eastern, Malta 35.83087, 14.55463 (exact)[1]

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

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 2, Unit 2A, Unit 2B, Unit 4: 35.83087, 14.55463

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit 2 operating[2] fossil gas - LNG, fossil liquids - fuel oil[3] 152.8[2][4][3] combined cycle[2] 2017[3]
Unit 2A operating[3] fossil liquids - fuel oil[3] 75[3] gas turbine[3] 1994[3]
Unit 2B operating[3] fossil liquids - fuel oil[3] 115[3] combined cycle[3] 1999[3]
Unit 4 operating[2] fossil gas - LNG[3] 205[2][4][3] combined cycle[2] 2017[3]

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
Unit 2 Delimara 3 Power Generation Ltd [100.0%]
Unit 2A Enemalta PLC [100.0%]
Unit 2B Enemalta PLC [100.0%]
Unit 4 Electrogas Malta Ltd [100.0%]


The plant was completed in 2017. It is comprised of three Siemens SGT800 Turbines and a single SGT900 steam turbine.[5] In 2020, reporting suggested this plant may be converted to hydrogen or biogas fuels, in lieu of a natural gas pipeline to Italy. This came at the urging of the European Commission out of concern for their Green New Deal carbon reduction goals.[6] The currently equipped turbine is capable of burning up to 75% hydrogen as part of its fuel mix.

Activists from "Moviment Graffitti" protested at Delimara power station in October 2021 "marking the four-year anniversary of the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who died in a car bomb in 2017." According to the Times of Malta, "Galizia was investigating a massive leak of Electrogas documents at the time of her assassination. One of the power station's shareholders, Yorgen Fenech, stands accused of complicity in her murder."[7]

Articles and Resources


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  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 Archived from the original on 04 December 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |archive-date= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Archived from the original on 06 December 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |archive-date= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. "About Delimara Power Plant". Electrogas. Retrieved 2021-12-29.
  6. Hydrogen may soon become the new gas for power plant, Times of Malta, Jul 12, 2020
  7. "'Deal soaked in blood': activists descend on Electrogas power station". Times of Malta. Retrieved 2021-12-29.

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