GE Frame 6FA Gas Turbine Heading To Russia
GE’s gas turbine technology has been selected for a power plant upgrade that will help meet the energy needs of a rapidly growing industrial district in St. Petersburg, Russia.
GE will supply a Frame 6FA gas turbine and associated generator for the Kolpino project, a new combined-cycle power plant being built in two phases by GSR Energo, a local electricity and heat supplier. Each phase of the project will add 110 MW of power and 89 MW of heating capacity, GE said.
The unit is expected to be shipped by the end of 2011, with commercial operation scheduled to start during 2013. The mid-sized member of GE’s F technology fleet of gas turbines, the 6FA is well-suited for combined-cycle, industrial and cogeneration applications.
The project is part of the Russian government’s development plan for St. Petersburg and also supports the country’s overall strategy to expand and continue to modernize its energy infrastructure.
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