Vasilikos Power Station—Phase III
Client: Electricity Authority of Cyprus
Parsons Brinckerhoff Role: Owner’s Engineer
Cyprus is investing infrastructure improvements that deliver reliable power—and more of it—to visitors and residents alike. The need for modern and efficient power is especially crucial because many of the existing generating units are nearing the end of their design life and are challenged by increasingly tightening European Union emissions directives.
Parsons Brinckerhoff was owner’s engineer on the Phase III development of the Vasilikos Power Station which was put into initial operation in July 2009 and taken over by the Electricity Authority of Cyprus in November 2009.
“Cyprus has been relying on heavy fuel oil and diesel oil to produce electricity because there is currently no availability of gas on the island,” says Mark Wilson, Parsons Brinckerhoff’s Senior Project Manager.
The combined-cycle gas turbine power plant is initially being fired on distillate fuel oil but will switch to gas-fired operation when liquefied natural gas becomes available on Cyprus.
Parsons Brinckerhoff also served as owner’s engineer on the Phase II development at Vasilikos Power Station, operational since 2005.