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Skhira 2 combined cycle power plant

Tunisia
Stage 2: Project Investigation
Stage 2: Project Investigation
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GOVERNMENT SPONSOR
Government of Tunisia
SECTOR
Energy  >  Generation  >  Thermal
TYPE
Greenfield
VALUE
384.7 M USD
PROJECT LOCATION (E.G. MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC REFERENCE)
Skhira Sfax (Safaqis) Tunisia 
OPPORTUNITY FOR PRIVATE SECTOR INVOLVEMENT
Debt - Private Sector Construction Operations Advisors Debt - Concession
LAST UPDATED
Q4 2018
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Project Description
The project will be an IPP for a combined cycle power plant of 450 MW located in Skhira. The project is called Skhira 2 IPP and will be the second phase of a the Skhira 1 power plant (same capacity) procured as an EPC contract. The project aims at ensuring a 10% reserve capacity to secure the foreseen demand peaks by 2023. Since its inception, the Tunisian Electricity and Gas Company has been carrying out its economic and social role, which is to be the backbone of the industrial sector and to ensure the continuity of electricity supply of the country. Electricity demand peaks during the summer because of the increased demand for air conditioning due to high weather temperatures. The last 10 years have witnessed a steady growth of 5% per year, equivalent to the installation of an additional 340 MWH (2-megawatt gas turbine) plant every two years. The peak of 2017 (4025 MW) was 18% higher than the peak of 2016. Given the time needed to plan and procure thermal power plants (about 4 years before actual operation), and the urgent need to meet the peak demand for electricity on the short term (especially in 2019 and 2020), the Tunisian Government decided, beginning of 2018 to start procuring the first 450 MW of the combined cycle power plant as a traditional EPC (Engineering-Procurement-Construction) contract and to study the possibility to undertake the additional 450 MW as an (Independent Power Producer) contract (Skhira 2).
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Project stage info
Stage 1: Initial Government Announcement
Completed
Stage 2: Project Investigation
Completed
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