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GE'S DISTRIBUTED POWER GAS TURBINE TECHNOLOGY 'LANDS' FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE PHILIPPINES
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Source: General Electric

MANILA, Philippines - GE jet engine-based aeroderivative gas turbines have been chosen to power First Generation Corp's (First Gen) Avion power plant in the Philippines. The 97-megawatt (MW) plant will pave the way for increasing utilization of cleaner and more efficient energy technology than more traditional fossil fuels in the local power generation industry, and GE's LM6000-PC Sprint gas turbines will be the first of their kind in the country.

Aeroderivative gas turbine technology-part of GE's distributed power portfolio-is an innovation derived from GE's CF6 aviation engine, which powers many wide-body aircraft worldwide. GE's aeroderivative gas turbines have the capability to burn both liquid fuel and natural gas. There are more than 3,200 aeroderivative gas turbines installed globally.

Under First Gen unit Prime Meridian Powergen Corporation, the Avion power plant will utilize Malampaya gas and diesel fuel and is seen to potentially utilize resources from the power producer's planned liquefied natural gas terminal in Batangas. The turbines provide fast, flexible and efficient power to address the needs of the local power grid, especially in a wholesale spot electricity segment. The LM6000-PC Sprint can accommodate a variety of operating needs, including fast starts and peak loads, while leading the industry in high availability and reliability.

With an expected 10-month project completion goal, Avion will be the fastest built power project in the Philippines and ready to handle future power crises in 2015 onwards. The modular package design of the LM6000-PC Sprint allows for faster installation and lower costs compared to other configurations, and the increasing use of natural gas in the region makes GE's technology an ideal fit in ASEAN countries.

Source:  http://www.genewscenter.com/content/detail.aspx?ReleaseID=18654&NewsAreaId=2
Associated URL: http://www.genewscenter.com
Source Date: September 2, 2014
Posted: 09/02/2014
 

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