Our vision is realized through the completion of the first ‘Dalia’ power plant, which was constructed at the Tzafit site, southeast of Kfar Menahem in south-central Israel.
The construction work began in February 2013 by Alstom – a world-leading company in the fields of energy, transportation and infrastructure. In July 2015 the power plant commenced its commercial operation, and now it supplies electricity to a large customer base, and accounts for about 7% of the energy and electricity sector in Israel.
‘Dalia’ produces approximately 900 MW through two efficient turbines, producing 450 MW each. The power plant operates using combined-cycle technology, which provides it with energy efficiency of 58% – the highest energy efficiency that is currently available in the Israeli electricity market.
‘Dalia’ power plant operates continuously using natural gas, which allows us to produce energy more cleanly and efficiently. In addition, it is also possible to operate the station using diesel fuel. This option is kept as backup in case of an interruption in the gas supply. The station’s gas supplier is the ‘Tamar’ partnership that in 2012 signed a 17-year contract to supply ‘Dalia’ with 1.1 billion cubic meters of gas per year.
‘Dalia’ is based on combined-cycle technology and consists of a gas turbine and a steam turbine. The gas turbine burns the natural gas and the hot exhaust gases are passed from the gas turbine to the steam boiler, which channels the generated steam to operate the second turbine – steam turbine – which produces additional clean and efficient energy. All electricity produced is transmitted to the IEC transmission grid.
In the summer of 2015, at the end of the construction of the power station, its owner – Dalia Power Energies Ltd. – received a business license: Two Electricity Generation licenses and a license to supply electricity to its customers. The company's professional and administrative team works on site and manages the production of electricity generated by the station, along with all the other resources required for this purpose. Since operating the station requires a multi-disciplinary professional activity, this team also operates a large number of subcontractors, each of whom specializesin a unique engineering field.