WSP’s 750-strong water, energy and industry business will support the delivery of a new $500 million, 450 megawatt power plant, which could power the equivalent of 375,000 homes annually at Be’er Tuvia, Israel. The plant is owned by Israel Power Management (IPM).

The power plant is set to supply 3.5% of Israel’s electricity needs for the next 20-years and will be one of the most efficient plants in the country.

WSP has been appointed as Owner’s Engineer and will provide project management, technical review and site supervision among other services. The team of engineers will also carry out inspections on the gas turbine and other major components of the manufacturer’s facilities to ensure quality of the project from start to completion.

The plant is being built by Siemens and is expected to be operating by the end of 2020.

Brian Sibthorp, WSP Director – Thermal Power Plant said: “WSP is proud to be part of this project that will deliver secure, low carbon electricity for at least the next two decades. This latest appointment builds on our established reputation as global leaders in power plant delivery.”

WSP has a strong track record on all stages of power plant delivery gained from working on high profile energy projects, including the 370MW Replant project at King’s Lynn, as well as the Amandi 200MW combined-cycle power plant in Ghana and the Hamitabat 1200MW combined cycle power plant in Turkey.

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