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GE to digitise Sorgenia’s gas power plant fleet in Italy

  • 6 months ago (2019-03-12)
  • David Flin
Europe 708 Gas 135

Sorgenia Power has contracted GE to make its Termoli combined cycle power plant more efficient, reliable, flexible, and enhance its digital capabilities. In addition, the existing multiyear agreement for GE to provide Sorgenia with key maintenance and services support was extended to 2031.

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Located in Termoli, on Italy’s Adriatic coast, the power plant will use big data analytics to improve fleet performance and make smarter operational decisions. GE’s digital solutions, including it Predix* Asset Performance Management (APM), Operational Performance Excellence, Efficiency Optimiser, OpFlex* advanced controls, and Mark Vie solutions will help make the plant more competitive in a changing energy market. These will enable Sorgenia to strengthen its activities in energy trading and asset optimisation to respond faster to a European energy framework marked by increasing liquidity and interconnection with the Italian market.

In addition, GE will help increase efficiency up to 0.5 per cent, and improve plant reliability of the plant by installing a compressor package upgrade to withstand the significant increase of starts and stops connected with the demand evolution and continuous increase in variability of renewable energy on the national grid.

This follows GE’s announcement that the Italian utility A2A Group is continuing to modernise its power assets, deploying GE’s services, hardware, and software solutions at four of its facilities in Piemonte, Lombardia, and Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy. In addition, it was announced last month that GE Power would modernise Novel’s power station in Novara, Italy.