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GE to upgrade gas turbines at Al Taweelah in UAE

  • 2 months ago (2022-05-27)
  • David Flin
Gas 272 Middle East 288

Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) and GE Gas Power have signed an MOU for GE to upgrade four existing GE 9F gas turbines at EGA’s Al Taweelah power plant in the UAE.

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GE will install its Advanced Gas Path (AGP) upgrade on the four turbines. This will include hardware and software improvements, improving operational flexibility and increasing output, efficiency, and availability. This is the first time that the technology will be applied to F-class gas turbines in UAE.

When the upgrade is complete, power output from the four turbines will be increased by up to 72 MW for the same amount of fuel consumed. For the previous output of 920 MW, greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced by 74 000 tonnes annually.

Under the terms of the service agreement, GE will provide repairs, maintenance, and parts for ten 9F gas turbines, ten generators, and other equipment at the plant.