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GE Supplying Turbines to Portugese Refinery

Posted on April 7, 2010

GE will be supply two Frame 6B gas turbines for Galp Energia's Matosinhos cogeneration plant near Porto, Portugal. The two new tubines will replace older oil-fired technology a the site and are meant to increase the plant's efficiency and reduce its environmental impact in line with the Portugese government's regulation to promote efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions.

The Frame 6B gas turbines are expected to provide all of the steam requirements for the nearby Galp Energia’s Matosinhos refinery and also will enable Galp Energia to produce electricity and sell it to Portugal’s national grid.

GE‘s scope of supply for the Matosinhos project also includes gas turbine auxiliary equipment, technical advisory and training services, during construction and commissioning. A contractual service agreement also has been signed, providing for ongoing maintenance of the GE gas turbines.

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