“Energy Ecosystem” Paying Off For GE

At Power-Gen International, company announces more than $660 million in energy-related orders

As part of a series of orders totaling more than $660 million announced at the annual Power-Gen International show, GE said it will supply two GE 7F.05 gas turbines and for the expansion of Alliant Energy’s Riverside Energy Center in Beloit, Wisconsin, USA.
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At the annual Power-Gen International exhibition in Orlando, Florida, GE announced more than $660 million in orders for GE Power technologies and services.

The orders include a new F-class gas turbine project in Wisconsin and continued customer adoption of GE’s Operations Optimization and Asset Performance Management suites of digital solutions.

“We’ve taken our products and services to a brand new level, and our expanded portfolio of power plant solutions and innovative digital capabilities are changing the way power is delivered around the world,” said Joe Mastrangelo, president and CEO of GE Power’s Gas Power Systems. “Today’s announcements continue to drive this transformation and will help deliver more efficient, reliable and flexible power across the energy ecosystem.”

The announcements include more than $450 million in orders from GE’s Power Services business, providing customers with other OEM service capabilities and enhanced upgrades. Globally, GE said it also continues to see growth with continued commitments for higher-efficiency combined cycle power plant technologies and digital solutions using Predix.

The orders announced include:

– An order for two GE 7F.05 gas turbines and one GE D600 steam turbine with the EPC responsible for building and commissioning the expansion of Alliant Energy’s Riverside Energy Center in Beloit, Wis. With a generating capability of more than 700 MW, the expansion will generate the equivalent power needed to supply more than 535,000 U.S. homes. GE will also provide a 20-year contractual services agreement for the project.

– Equipment upgrades and advanced digital solutions with Uniper UK Ltd. to boost the
performance of its Enfield and Grain combined cycle power plants in greater London and the southeast region of England. The contract also includes the first order for GE’s Operations Optimization software on a GT26 gas turbine, giving Uniper the capability to monitor and predict key plant performance indicators.

– A 14-year agreement with Dynegy to increase output and efficiency at several plants through hardware and software upgrades, including GE’s Predix based Asset Performance Management (APM) suite.

– A $35 million turbine generator equipment and technical support order for Grand River Dam Authority’s Grand River Energy Center in Oklahoma. In July, the Center suffered a severe lightning strike, which initiated a fire causing catastrophic damage to the 520 MW Unit 2 turbine generator. GE’s Power Services said it will restore the turbine generator to service using GE’s repair centers around the world.

– Multiple Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) orders with U.S. customers worth more than $20 million. These include unit agreements with Dynegy and Oglethorpe Power for performance upgrades and enhanced analytics.

Also at Power-Gen, GE Oil & Gas launched its latest NovaLT12 gas turbines for cogeneration applications (CHP). GE said the NovaLT12 leverages the success of GE’s NovaLT gas turbines program overall, designed to meet residential, industrial, commercial customers’ needs with a reliable and efficient plug and play solution below 20 MW.

With an efficiency of up to 85% in CHP, GE said the gas turbines represent an advanced solution to produce heat and power, and they can increase industrial plant efficiency while reducing NOx and CO2 emissions.