Delimara power station

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Delimara power station is a 205-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant in South Eastern Region, Malta.

Location

The map below shows the location of the power station in Marsaxlokk Bay, South Eastern Region, Malta.

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Background

The plant was completed in 2017. It is comprised of three Siemens SGT800 Turbines and a single SGT900 steam turbine.[1] 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.[2] 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."[3]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Electrogas Malta Ltd.[4]
  • Parent company: Enemalta PLC[4]
  • Location: Marsaxlokk Bay, South Eastern Region, Malta
  • Coordinates: 35.8309, 14.5546 (exact)[5]
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 205 MW

Articles and Resources

References

  1. "About Delimara Power Plant". Electrogas. Retrieved 2021-12-29.
  2. Hydrogen may soon become the new gas for power plant, Times of Malta, Jul 12, 2020
  3. "'Deal soaked in blood': activists descend on Electrogas power station". Times of Malta. Retrieved 2021-12-29.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 About us - Delimara Power Station - Enemalta
  5. Google Maps accessed January 2020
  6. "Malta LNG-to-Power Project, Marsaxlokk". Power Technology. 2015. Retrieved December 29, 2021.
  7. "Remit: Inside Information Disclosure". Electrogas. Retrieved 2021-12-29.