The winners of the first Power Engineering International EMEA Projects of the Year were revealed at a glittering awards ceremony tonight.


The awards highlight the best in power plant construction across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.


The winners were presented with their awards at a Gala VIP ceremony here at the Amsterdam Rai by POWER-GEN Europe Conference Director Nigel Blackaby and Power Engineering International Chief Editor Dr Heather Johnstone.


There were four awards categories. The prize for best Large-scale Gas Turbine-based Project was won by Cengiz Enerji for Cengiz Enerji Samsun combined–cycle power plant in Turkey, supplied and built by Siemens. The runner up was the 1500 MW Az-Zour North Power Plant, owned by Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity and involving principle contractor Alghanim International.


Best Large-scale Gas Engine-based Project went to IPP3 in Jordan, the world’s largest internal combustion engine power plant constructed by Wartsila for owner Amman Asia Electric Power Company. The runner up was Elering’s Kiisa Emergency Reserve Plant in Estonia, the first such plant ever built in that country.

Best Renewable Energy Project was won by SolarReserve for its Jasper solar PV project in South Africa. The runner up was London Array, the world’s largest offshore windfarm, located waters in the UK.

The award for Best Distributed Generation Project went to an on-site energy upgrade project carried out by NEM on behalf of Slibverwerking Noord-Brabant, Europe’s largest sewage sludge incineration plant. The runner up was Atoll Energy QuadriTherm combined heat and power initiative, based in France.


Each nomination was judged by a panel of independent industry experts and based on technological innovation, logistical challenges in developing the project, capacity and community impact.