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GE F-Class Gas Turbine Technology Selected For Two Projects

Posted on December 1, 2009

GE's 109FB combined-cycle technology will be used for the expansion of a gas-fired, 450 MW power plant in Elektrenai, Lithuania. The company also reported that it will supply two Frame 6FA gas turbines to the Greek EPC contractor J&P-Avax S.A. for the expansion of the Vasilikos Power Station in Cyprus.

“Despite the challenging economic times, it is critical to move forward with projects to modernize energy infrastructures globally and here in Europe,” said Ricardo Cordoba, president of GE Energy for Western Europe and North Africa. “We are pleased that our advanced F technology continues to be selected by customers who are committed to meeting the EU’s standards for cleaner, more efficient energy.”

The Elektrenai plant is expected to enter service in the second half of 2012 and helps fulfill a commitment Lithuania made in 2003, prior to joining the European Union, to modernize key parts of its energy infrastructure. The new Frame 6FAs for the Vasilikos project will join two similar units previously supplied by GE for an earlier expansion at the site.

The F-class machines for both projects are manufactured in Belfort, France. The Belfort facility plays an important role in GE’s global power generation business. Belfort is GE Energy’s European headquarters with more than 2,000 employees. It is GE’s international center of excellence for manufacturing heavy-duty gas turbines, which includes a new Technology Center, which helps customers address environmental and energy challenges.

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