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First GE Frame 6C-Based Power Plant Enters Service

Posted on December 28, 2005

GE Energy announced that the world's first combined-cycle power plant based on its Frame 6C gas turbine technology has completed all testing and has entered commercial operation in Turkey. A GE 206C package, a combination of two Frame 6C gas turbine-generators and one GE steam turbine-generator, is installed at the Kemalpasa power plant in Izmir, Turkey. The facility is owned and operated by Akenerji of Istanbul, one of Turkey's leading private electricity producers.

Performance testing of the combined-cycle system was completed successfully on November 2, and Turkish Ministry of Energy and National Resources tests were successfully completed on November 9. Test results met all requirements for commercial operation on the Turkish grid using natural gas and distillate oil. The two Frame 6C gas turbines were operated commercially in simple cycle during the combined-cycle commissioning phase, and had accumulated 5500 operating hours as of December 8.

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