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A Dozen Generators En Route To Israel

Posted on May 24, 2012

GE has shipped 12 LM6000-PC Sprint aeroderivative gas turbine generators to the Dorad Energy power plant in Ashkelon, Israel, to fulfill part of its US$200 million contract with Wood Group GTS.

The plant will play a critical role in enhancing the reliability of Israel’s electric system and will be the largest, and one of the first, independent power plants built in Israel since the country deregulated its electricity markets several years ago, according to GE.

GE expects the 50 MW aeroderivative units to begin commercial operation in the second half of 2013. GE’s Veresegyház plant, located near Budapest, Hungary, is manufacturing the gas turbine generators. The Veresegyház plant began operating in 2000 and serves as the foundation of GE’s turbine component production in the Central European region, GE said.

End users from various sectors and the Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) will purchase the power produced by the plant, and the IEC network will transmit and distribute it. Because of its importance, the plant will have the capability of using two different fuels, primarily natural gas, but also oil distillates if required.

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