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MRC GROUP CHOOSES GE TO HELP DELIVER RELIABLE POWER TO ISRAEL
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
TEL AVIV -- Across a very dynamic energy landscape in Israel, where the electricity sector reform includes the privatization of power stations, the core of the reform is opening the electricity sector to competition. MRC group, which acquired the Alon Tavor power plant from Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) last July, has announced a new 15-year services agreement with GE as a leading example of this country-wide energy transformation. The contract covers parts, repairs, and predictive maintenance solutions for GE’s 9FA unit installed at the 375 Megawatt (MW) Combined Cycle unit, located in the Alon Tavor industrial zone, in the northern Israeli city of Afula, helping increase the long-term availability, reliability, and efficiency of the plant and the electricity it supplies.

In addition, the agreement foresees the gas turbine will be connected to the GE´s Monitoring & Diagnostics (M&D) Center for 24/7 predictive maintenance support. In this center, based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, a team of more than 50 M&D engineers analyzes more than 50,000 operational alarms per year, assisting power plant and industrial operators in enhancing their asset reliability and performance 24/7/365. The contract includes an option for upgrading the turbine with GE’s Advanced Gas Path technology to improve unit’s availability, heat rate, and output.

"The reliability of a turbine impacts the performance of the entire plant" said Mr. Gigi Shlomo CEO of MRC Alon Tavor Power Ltd. "We’re confident in GE technology, and trust GE’s expertise. It was therefore a natural choice for us to turn to GE to help us find the right solution. After examining both operating and capital expenditures, we determined GE’s total plant solution and the use of advanced analytics represented the best option for our plant to improve 9FA gas turbine’s reliability, as well as to lower its operation and maintenance costs".

GE has supported the development of Israeli’s infrastructure for the last six decades. GE Power Israel is responsible for the maintenance of the power Plants of all of Israel’s largest power producers, Dorad, Dalia Power Energies, OPC Hadera, the IEC (Eshkol and Tzafit sites), Nesher and Delek Ashkelon, who jointly represent 60% of the country’s overall power production capacity.

On Jan. 14, GE announced it has received another order from Israel Electric Corporation (IEC), the largest generator and supplier of electricity in Israel, for a second 9HA.01 heavy-duty gas turbine. IEC is using GE’s HA gas turbine technology at its Orot Rabin plant, located in Hadera, Israel, as part of the conversion of the existing power station from coal to gas generation.

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CAPSTONE SIGNS 9-YEAR FPP SERVICE CONTRACT ON NEW C1000S TRIGENERATION INSTALLATION AT HISTORIC 100-
Thursday, January 16, 2020
VAN NUYS, Calif. -- Capstone Turbine Corp. announced that E-Finity Distributed Generation, Capstone's exclusive distributor for the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States and the Caribbean, signed a 9-year Factory Protection Plan (FPP) long-term service contract covering a C1000S ICHP (Integrated Combined Heat and Power) trigeneration solution installed at a 100+ year old university in Washington D.C.

The Capstone C1000S with Capstone integrated heat recovery modules was originally shipped in February 2019 and was commissioned in December 2019. The Capstone solution is used for 24x7 electrical and thermal generation and is configured as Dual Mode (i.e., capable of providing back-up power to critical loads in the event of a grid outage). The university also installed two 100-ton absorption chillers that enables them to simultaneously produce electricity, heat and cooling thermal energy, making it an extraordinary trigeneration solution.

The university selected the Capstone C1000S ICHP factory-integrated power package primarily due to its clean energy initiatives and energy resiliency requirements. The 9-year FPP provides complete service coverage, including scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, and also includes E-Finity's advanced remote monitoring system.

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ISRAEL ELECTRIC AWARDS SECOND CONTRACT TO GE FOR HA GAS TURBINE TECHNOLOGY
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
TEL AVIV -- GE has received another order from Israel Electric Corp. (IEC), the largest generator and supplier of electricity in Israel, for a second 9HA.01 heavy-duty gas turbine. IEC is using GE’s HA gas turbine technology at its Orot Rabin plant, located in Hadera, Israel, as part of the conversion of the existing power station from coal to gas generation. GE’s HA is the largest and most efficient gas turbine in the world and recently reached the milestone of 500,000 operating hours, continuing to be the fastest growing fleet of advanced turbines in the world.

The order for the first unit, which is also the first HA gas turbine in Israel, was announced in 2019. In the latest order, GE will also provide a steam turbine, generator, heat recovery steam generator and balance of plant equipment-as well as a 15-year multi-year services agreement. Once operational, the Orot Rabin combined cycle gas turbines are expected to be the largest and most efficient gas-fired power units in Israel, delivering up to 1,260MW, more than 8% of Israel’s current total power generation capacity.

"Adding a second 9HA.01 gas turbine from GE for our modernization project further ensures we are investing in industry-leading technology to help meet the growing needs of the businesses and citizens in Israel," said Ofer Bloch, president and CEO of Israel Electric Corporation. "Our efforts will change the way power is delivered in the country."

IEC’s modernization project, announced in 2018, comes as a result of a law passed by the Government of Israel’s Clean Air Law 2011. GE’s 9HA.01 gas turbines are expected to have a net efficiency rate of more than 61 % using natural gas as the primary fuel and fuel oil as secondary fuel. Each of GE’s 9HA.01 units is expected to produce 630 megawatts to replace the production from four of the existing coal-fired units. The plant is expected to enter commercial operation for the first unit in 2022.

"Gas will play a significant role in Israel’s energy future due to its sustainability, generation flexibility, low capital costs, natural resource efficiency, and rapid deployment capabilities," said Michael Rechsteiner, Vice President and CEO of GE’s Gas Power business in Europe. "We are pleased that our state-of-the-art HA technology will be a large part of the modernization of the Orot Rabin Power Plant."

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