Montalto di Castro: new life for the plant

Published on Monday, 17 October 2016

A public contest to identify innovative and sustainable proposals to redevelop and purchase the industrial site in the province of Viterbo. As of May 24 it will be possible to submit expressions of interest.
It’s the turn of Montalto di Castro. Enel has presented today, May 5, the public call to identify innovative and sustainable proposals to redevelop and purchase the industrial site in the province of Viterbo.
To help grant a new future to Enel’s historic plant, the parties interested in submitting projects and acquire the site will be able to submit their Expression of interest starting from May 2, under the conditions specified in the notice to be published on the Futur-e website that same day. Project proposals, complete with technical annexes and binding purchase proposal, must be received no later than 3 October 2016.

The expressions of interest will be subject to a preliminary check designed to verify that they meet the necessary requirements. After having passed this selection, candidates can participate in the second stage of the procedure, which involves sending binding offers, containing a project proposal for the area’s redevelopment and a business plan including a financial offer for the purchase of the site.
The evaluation of the proposals will be entrusted to a technical committee that will verify the suitability of the presented solutions for the area’s redevelopment and enhancement, with a particular focus on  opportunities and needs of the local communities, already surveyed also through a targeted listening plan, and specific sustainability requirements, as well as feasibility, economic and employment impact parameters.
The project was presented at the Montalto di Castro plant Information Centre by  Carlo Tamburi, Director Enel ItalySergio Caci, mayor of Montalto di CastroMauro BuschiniLazio RegionCouncillor of Relations with the Council, Environment and Waste, Mauro Mazzola, president of the Province of Viterbo and Maurizio Stirpe, president Unindustria Lazio.

Therefore, after the AlessandriaPietrafittaRossanoCarpi and Camerata Picena plants- without forgetting Porto Marghera, sold in November 2015 - another one of Enel’s  21 plants involved in the Futur-e project is starting a new chapter in its history.

Enel’s  Alessandro Volta plant, located in Pian dei Gangani in an area of ​​about 315 hectares, is a thermal power plant consisting of four oil/gas groups and eight gas turbines. With its 3,600 MW, it is the first facility in Italy for installed capacity, but the changing energy scenario and the decline of national power consumption has brought the plant to be less and less used and competitive: the last service call was in February 2012, in connection with the Russia-Ukraine crisis and the repercussions on gas supplies, and despite the power plant is part of the "gas emergency" plan aimed to deal with similar situations in the years 2013-2014, it was never called to service.

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