Other important projects

Great Island Combined Cycle Power Plant

Wexford, Ireland


The 460MW Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) at Great Island, County Wexford is due to be commissioned in 2014. This modern and efficient clean, gas-fired power plant will significantly decarbonise electricity generation in Ireland. The CCGT is a combination of two thermodynamics cycles: In electric power generation a combined cycle is an assembly of heat engines that work in tandem off the same source of heat, converting it into mechanical energy, which in turn usually drives electrical generators. The principle is that the exhaust of one heat engine is used as the heat source for another, thus extracting more useful energy from the heat, increasing the system's overall efficiency and reducing emissions. Dragados, Grupo Cobra and Initect-Energia are carrying out the project in JV and are all part of the ACS Group.
FACTS OF THE PROJECTS
Turbine building and pedestal support for the generator and turbine
Cover channel
Water cooling pipe
Boiler and chimney (HRSG and stack)
Complex logistics: equipment transported by river. Road haulage was not viable due to the size.
MEICA
260,000 metres of cable, 45,000 connections