Power station for B-G Airport

NIS 12.4m. has already been earmarked and approved in the authority's 2006 budget for investment to build the gas pipeline and connections serving the station, which is expected to be done in 2009.

The Israel Airports Authority is advancing plans to construct a natural gas-run power station that will serve the Ben-Gurion Airport and surrounding facilities with 80 megaWatt/hour of electricity, the authority said Wednesday. Towards the end of next year, the authority will hold the tender for the station's planning, construction and operation through a BOT arrangement, by which the station will ultimately revert to public ownership. NIS 12.4 million has already been earmarked and approved in the authority's 2006 budget for investment to build the gas pipeline and connections serving the station, which is expected to be done in 2009.