The joint venture responsible for implementing the 685 MW Avon peaking power plant near Durban says the plant has completed its final phase of commissioning and reached the COD milestone. Avon is the second Independent Power Producer (IPP) project in South Africa by the joint venture between France’s Engie, South Africa’s Legend Power Solutions, Japan’s Mitsui and The Peaker Trust. The first of the group’s local projects, the 342 MW gas-fired Dedisa peaking power plant in Port Elizabeth, went into commercial operation last year, selling power to Eskom under a 15-year power purchase agreement. The plants are the first large-scale independent thermal plants to be developed in South Africa outside of Eskom. The consortium comprising Ansaldo Energia and Fata received the Notice to Proceed (NTP) on engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of the projects in September 2013, with Ansaldo managing civil works, power island supply, construction and commissioning and Fata managing engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of the BOP and electro-mechanical installation works.
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