General Electric launches high efficiency gas turbine

Special Correspondent

10 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Continuing its commitment to invest in its mature gas turbine fleets to keep them competitive in today’s dynamic energy marketplace, the General Electric (GE) on Tuesday announced the launching of its new GT26 HE (high efficiency) gas turbine upgrade with Uniper for the utility’s Enfield Power Station in greater London.

“We’re proud to launch our new GT26 HE upgrade with Uniper—it’s the most advanced solution we’ve ever introduced on a GT26 gas turbine, and one of our most efficient upgrades within the F-class portfolio,” said Scott Strazik, president and CEO of GE’s new Gas Power business.

“Not only will this upgrade revitalize Uniper’s Enfield power plant, it will also improve its competitive position in the Great Britain generation market, supporting its long-term profitability and viability.”

Today, GE is offering innovative solutions to its customers across the globe, suiting specific power plant requirements. In Bangladesh, a single unit of the GT26 gas turbine is undergoing commissioning in the combined-cycle mode at the Unit 3 of the Ghorashal Power Plant.

It was also the country’s first repowering power project that was awarded to GE, in a consortium, in 2016.  Once complete, the project will provide a much-needed increase in power generation capacity for Bangladesh by adding more than 200 megawatts (MW) of power to the national grid.

Key performance benefits include: Higher efficiency for combined-cycle power plants: 2+ percent base load increased efficiency, translating to as much as $4 million in fuel savings annually per unit and Up to 1 percent increased efficiency in part load, yielding up to $1 million in fuel savings a year per unit.