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GE 6FAs for Spain's Balearic Islands

Posted on February 9, 2005

GE Energy's F technology has been selected for a new gas turbine combined-cycle power plant at Cas Tresorer on Mallorca, one of Spain's Balearic Islands. GE Energy will supply two Frame 6FA gas turbine-generators, additional equipment and services to Duro Felguera of Asturias, Spain, the lead contractor for the project. The plant owner and operator will be Gas y Electricidad GeneraciĆ³n, S.A., the Balearic Islands branch of ENDESA, Spain's largest utility.

The 70 MW-class Frame 6FA is the mid-sized member of GE's fleet of F technology gas turbines, which has surpassed 11 million hours of commercial service worldwide. Two GE Frame 6FA units already are in operation in the Balearic Islands, at the Son Reus plant. To date, 61 GE 6FA units have been ordered or installed for projects around the world, including 30 in Europe.

The gas turbines for the Cas Tresorer project will be manufactured at GE Energy's facilities in Belfort, France, and shipped to the site in the third quarter of 2005. The new units, which will use distillate liquid fuel, are scheduled to enter commercial operation in the second quarter of 2006.

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