Engineering consultancy WSP has won a deal for work on a 450 MW gas-fired power plant in Israel.

The new plant will be at Be’er Tuvia and is owned by Israel Power Management. It will be built by Siemens and is expected to supply 3.5 per cent of Israel’s electricity needs. It is due to be operational in 2020.

UK-headquartered WSP has been appointed as Owner’s Engineer and will provide project management, technical review and site supervision. Its engineers will also carry out inspections on the gas turbine and other major components.

Brian Sibthorp, WSP director for thermal power, said the project would “deliver secure, low-carbon electricity for at least the next two decades”.

WSP has previously worked on the 370 MW Replant project in the UK, the Amandi 200 MW combined-cycle plant in Ghana and the Hamitabat 1200 MW combined cycle plant in Turkey.