POWER-GEN Europe is delighted to unveil the details of its 2011 technical tour programme, offering all attendees the chance to see the Italy that nobody else sees. The guided tours give visitors the chance to get up close and personal with some of the sites that make up Italy’s fascinating energy industry.
The tour program complements the technologies featuring and issues that will be presented at this year’s show and offer the chance to see the parts of the power industry that the public can’t access.
From nuclear legacy to the future of generation, technical tourists will have the unique opportunity to experience;
Wärtsilä and EuroPower SpA’s 24 MWe combined heat and power (CHP) plant at Linate airport is equipped with three Wärtsilä 20V34SG gas-fuelled generating sets, together with their ancillary equipment, exhaust heat recovery economisers and two gas-fired boilers.
The plant provides both electricity and heating and also delivers electricity to the Italian national grid.
Turano Power Plant
The Turano Lodigiano power plant, situated near Lodi in Northen Italy is owned by Sorgenia SpA and comprises a combined cycle with two gas turbines and a steam turbine delivering a nominal output of 800 MW.
EniPower’s Ferrera Erbognone power plant has a total capacity of 1030 MW accounting for approximately two per cent of Italy’s total power demand. It consists of two 390 MW Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) units burning natural gas and one 250 MW CCGT, using a mixture of natural gas and syngas.
Caorso Nuclear Power Plant
The Caorso nuclear power plant has been out of commission since the 1987 Italian referendum and is scheduled to reach “green field” condition by 2017. The reactor has now been defueled and 190 tonnes (61 casks), of spent nuclear fuel have been sent to Areva’s La Hague reprocessing facility in France.
RSE Dispersed Generation Test Facility
Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico’s (RSE) combined heat and power (CHP) and combined cooling heat and power (CCHP) plants, the DC electrical storage facility and the dish-Stirling and photovoltaic solar installations, as well as the hydrogen and fuel cells laboratory.
All the information on this year’s technical tour programme, including pricing details and timings can be found in the POWER-GEN Europe 2011 pre-show guide.