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GE Adds To Tanzania Power

150 MW power plant will increase country’s installed power capacity by 15%

Posted on June 11, 2014

GE Power & Water's Distributed Power business is providing four gas turbines – two have already been delivered on-site – to engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor Jacobsen Elektro AS for a new facility in Kinyerezi, Tanzania.

Under the terms of the contract, GE will supply four LM6000-PF dual-fuel aeroderivative gas turbines, which will provide approximately 44.5 MW of power each at about 40% efficiency, the company said. The LM6000-PF units have dry low emissions (DLE) 1.5 technology with triple annular combustors and dual-fuel operation, eliminating the need for water injection for emissions abatement while reducing NOx emissions to 15 ppm, GE said.

The new 150 MW natural gas turbine power plant is owned by the local utility, Tanesco, and supports the Tanzania government's "Big Results Now" (BRN) initiative. With the addition of this project, GE said its units will now provide more than 30% of the total electric power in Tanzania. The new facility in Kinyerezi is expected to begin commercial operation in late 2014 or early 2015.