Ham (Gent) power station

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Ham (Gent) power station is a 155-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant in East Flanders Province, Belgium.


The map below shows the location of the power station in Gent, East Flanders Province, Belgium.

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The first gas turbine originally operated as a combined cycle unit of 52MW. It has been at risk of closure due to underutilization. Luminus informed the government in 2016 that it may have to permanently close the combined cycle unit on October 31, 2017.[1] However, it has returned to market, although Luminus converted it to open cycle mode after 2019, producing 39 MW.[2][3] The two additional Rolls-Royce gas turbines replaced three engines in the brick diesel hall in 2006, reusing the existing infrastructure. The hall was built by the city of Ghent in the late 1960s.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Luminus[5]
  • Parent company: Electricite de France[6]
  • Location: Gent, East Flanders Province, Belgium
  • Coordinates: 51.0596, 3.7364 (exact)[7]
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 155 MW
    • Unit 1: Gas-fired[8] open-cycle gas turbine[3] with CHP[9], 39 MW[8] (start-up in 1993)[10]
    • Unit 2: Gas-fired[5] open-cycle gas turbine[7] with CHP[9], 58 MW[5] (start-up in 2006)[7]
    • Unit 3: Gas-fired[5] open-cycle gas turbine[7] with CHP [9], 58 MW[5] (start-up in 2006)[7]

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