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GE Powers The Fifth

Two GE gas turbines commissioned at Russian CHP

Posted on August 29, 2012

GE said that two of its aeroderivative gas turbines have been commissioned at a combined heat and power plant in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk,Sakhalin Oblast, Russia,  which is owned by OJSC (RAO Energy System of East). The two GE gas turbines have a total capacity of 91.2 MW and make up the fifth generating block on-site.

Before the launch of the fifth block, Sakhalin lacked the required reserve capacity, and there were shortages when some generators were switched off. New power generation will provide the necessary reserve power capacity (109 MW), GE said. In addition, this will also allow phasing out obsolete generators at Sakhalin GRES power plant; 12 MW will be decommissioned this year.

The US$102.6 million project was fully funded by OAO RAO Energy System of East. GE’s LM6000-PF Sprint gas turbines meet all modern requirements including a low emissions level, according to the company.

Sergei Tolstoguzov, general director of OAO RAO Energy System of East, said that the new generating unit would improve the reliability of power supply to Sakhalin residents, ensure the load distribution for quality scheduling of maintenance campaigns and create conditions for connecting new consumers.