Hill lands role as owner’s engineer for new Greek power plant

Map of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, Greece (Pitichinaccio/Creative Commons/Public domain)
Hill International has been appointed leader of a consortium acting as owner’s engineer for the development of a new combined-cycle gas turbine power plant in the Komotini industrial area of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, Greece.

The €375m project will deliver a power plant equipped with one gas turbine, one steam turbine, and one heat recovery steam generator in a combined-cycle configuration.

Hill said the technology will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by up to 3.7 million tons a year compared to a traditional coal-fired power plant.

The plant will have a nominal output capacity of 877 MW and use natural gas as feedstock, supplied by the National Natural Gas System Operator SA’s grid.

The client is Thermoilektriki Komotinis, a joint venture between Motor Oil Hellas Group subsidiary Motor Oil Renewable Energy and the GEK Terna Group. It will develop, construct and operate the power plant.

Construction began in September 2021, with commissioning expected in early 2024.

Manolis Sigalas, Hill First Vice President and Managing Director for Southern Europe said: “We are particularly excited to have been selected to support the delivery of this strategic power plant. Together with our engineering partners Tractebel-Engie we are confident that we will provide exceptional Owner’s Engineer service, for the benefit of the investment and of all stakeholders involved.”

“We’re proud to take part in this significant power generation project,” adds Hill Chief Executive Officer Raouf S. Ghali. “Our client’s investment will help meet growing demand for more sustainable energy throughout Greece. We’re also excited to grow our presence in the energy sector of Southern Europe, where we expect to help deliver many other innovative and sustainable energy projects in the coming years.”

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