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New Gas Turbine Technology to East Malaysia

Posted on March 17, 2010

GE announced the commissioning of a Frame 6FA gas turbine for the Ranhill Powertron II plant in the state of Sabah, East Malaysia. The 190 MW, combined cycle facility was commissioned to help support the region's growth.

“Malaysia peak demand growth is projected to average about 3% per year until the year 2020, and the demand is particularly strong in Sabah, a rapidly developing rural area where the economy is experiencing dynamic growth. The new plant will help Sabah meet its short-term energy needs while also playing a key role in the overall enhancement of the region’s energy infrastructure,” said Norlian Abd. Rahim, CEO of Ranhill Power Sdn Bhd.

Both Ranhill Powertron I and II are owned by Ranhill Power Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Ranhill Bhd, which is based in Kuala Lumpur.

GE supplied two Frame 6FA gas turbine-generator packages, training and technical advisory services and performance testing. The plant commenced operation in simple cycle service with the commissioning of the first turbine and is expected to enter into combined-cycle operation by the fourth quarter of this year, said GE. GE and Ranhill also signed a 21-year contractual service agreement that covers repairs, upgrades and outage services for the turbines.

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