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GE Frame 6FAs for Plant Expansion in Croatia

Posted on April 28, 2006

GE Energy will supply a Frame 6FA gas turbine-generator for the expansion of a combined-cycle/district heating plant in Zagreb, Croatia. Hrvatska Elektroprivreda d.d., the Croatian electric power utility, is the owner of the plant while HEP-Proizvoidnja d.o.o. is the plant operator.

Joining two other GE 6FA gas turbines that have been operating at the TE-TO Zagreb site since 2000, the new gas turbine will form a key part of the Block-L Combined-Cycle Unit that will produce 100 megawatts of electrical power in combined-cycle operation, and 80 megawatts of thermal power to be used for district heating.

“This project will mark the seventh GE gas turbine to be installed in Croatia, and we are pleased that HEP once again has placed its confidence in GE to provide the core technology in the next phase of development at this power plant,” said Rod Christie, regional executive of GE Energy.

The new Frame 6FA gas turbine will be manufactured at GE Energy’s facilities in Belfort, France and shipped to Croatia in May of 2007, with commercial operation scheduled to begin in June of 2008. Natural gas will be the primary fuel. In addition to supplying the gas turbine, GE Energy has signed a six-year service agreement with HEP that covers the new gas turbine and generator. The other two GE Frame 6FA gas turbines and generators at the site also are covered under a multi-year service agreement.

For more information: www.gepower.com

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