The two Greenfield facilities were to be built using a Build-Own-Operate approach. The owners — Avon Peaking Power (PTY) Ltd. and Dedisa Peaking Power (Pty) Ltd. — awarded a turnkey contract for their engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) to Ansaldo Energia Spa and Fata Spa.
Because the plants would be started and stopped frequently, equipment reliability was critical.
As Ansaldo Energia’s motor and drive vendor for more than 25 years, Nidec Industrial Solutions was selected to provide the complete supply for both power stations, including fuel injection pump motors, LCI systems and excitation systems for gas turbine. The solutions included both standard and customer equipment for the plants, both of which were designed with self-start capabilities.