Gaza Power Generating Company (GPGC) was established as the power plant’s operating arm to provide the electricity needs in the Gaza Strip. The power plant operates with a generating capacity of 140 MW in a combined cycle system consisting of four gas turbines and two steam turbines, which form two power generating blocks. In accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, GPGC conducts periodic maintenance of the turbines and ensures that the power plant is operated and maintained in an environmentally sensitive manner.
Our primary goal is to maintain the generation plant and its equipment allowing it to operate at the highest efficiency and at the lowest cost of production. This is achieved through the Company’s local staff, who are specialists in all areas of operation and maintenance of machinery with the highest international standards followed in power plants.
For the Fourth year, the power plant continued to operate with the highest availability and generation outputs. This was due to the stability of fuel supplies and the preparedness of the power plant to generate power at full load capacity despite the borders crossing point's restrictions over spare parts and fuel.
The availability of fuel supplies contributed to the continuous operation of three turbines, sometimes four, with the exception of few days where the fuel supply was interrupted due to border closures.
During the first quarter of the year, our local team have successfully carried out scheduled major maintenance works (B2-Inspection) for two gas turbines with some remote technical assistance from an international specialized maintenance company.
Our technical maintenance team continued to implement and accomplish all the necessary periodic maintenance requirements for the facilities of the power plant in order to maintain the plant’s equipment and its preparedness to generate power at all times.
In collaboration with PENRA, NORAD and the UNOPS, the construction of the 10 million liters diesel tank is still ongoing and expected to be handed over during 2023 after executing some technical issues and notes which shall guarantee its safety and functionality according to international standards.
Cooperation is ongoing with all related parties to execute all pending technical issues and notes that prevented final handing over. It was agreed to execute them using a specialized contractor which shall guarantee the completion of this vital project in accordance to international standards which will finally bring the fuel storage problems to an end.
The Company is currently working with the plant manufacturer and other international companies to complete all technical aspects related to the conversion of the power plant to operate with natural gas, once it becomes available.