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Megalopolis Project To Replace Old Lignite Units

Posted on April 15, 2011

GE has shipped advanced gas turbine combined-cycle equipment for the Megalopolis Power Plant in Central Peloponnesus, Greece. The combined-cycle package will replace four lignite-fired units at the site to help the country meet its energy and environmental goals.

Last year, Terna S.A., an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm in Greece, gave GE a US$130 million (€90 million) contract to provide equipment and services for the project. The existing lignite units at the site, however, are scheduled to be shut down due to their environmental impact. The new project, featuring a GE 209FB combined-cycle package, will provide additional power to the grid, as well as grid stability and reduced emissions, GE said.

GE’s contract for the 800 MW Megalopolis project includes the supply of two Frame 9FB gas turbines, one GE D11 steam turbine, three 330H generators and some additional services. Commercial operation is expected in the fourth quarter of 2012.

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