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More GE Turbines to The Canary Islands

Posted on February 24, 2005

A new combined-cycle power plant in Spain's Canary Islands will feature two Frame 6FA 78 MW gas turbines from GE Energy. The Barranco de Tirajana power plant, located on the island of Gran Canaria, is expected to start commercial operation in the second quarter of 2006. These two turbines will join two other Frame 6FA units already in combined-cycle operation. To date, ten 6FA machines have been installed or ordered by ENDESA for projects in Spain's Canary and Balearic Islands.

Duro Felguera of Asturias, Spain is the lead contractor for the project, while the plant owner and operator will be Unión Eléctrica de Canarias Generación, the Canary Islands subsidiary of ENDESA, Spain's largest utility. In addition to the gas turbine-generators, GE Energy will supply technical advisory services for the installation and commissioning phases of the Barranco de Tirajana project. The gas turbines will be manufactured at GE Energy's facilities in Belfort, France and are scheduled to be shipped to the site in the third quarter of 2005. Primary fuel source for the new combined-cycle plant will be distillate liquid fuel.

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