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Morocco Power Plant To Receive GE Gas Turbines

Posted on July 29, 2010

GE will supply fuel-flexible gas turbine technology for the Kenitra Power Plant, which will help the Office National de l’Electricité (ONE) of Morocco meet the increasing demand for electricity to support the country’s economic and industrial growth.

GE and Cegelec SAS of France, have received a contract totaling more than $US262 million (€200 million) for the project, which will feature three GE Frame 9E gas turbines that can burn heavy fuel oil, with distillate as a backup.

The 300 MW power plant will be located in the harbor of Kenitra, which is 40 km north of Rabat, the capital city of Morocco. The project is part of the Moroccan government’s plan to develop and modernize the nation’s harbors, to help support economic growth. The plan calls for commercial traffic in Morocco’s harbors to increase more than threefold between 2010 and 2030.

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