Latest GE Fuel-Saving Technology for Turkish Power Plants
GE Energy announced that ENKA Power, a utility company in Turkey, has become the first global customer to invest in GE’s newest fuel-saving technology for gas turbines. The efficiency upgrades will be made at two of Turkey’s power plants, ENKA Power’s facilities in Adapazari and Izmir. The new upgrades are said to be capable of helping ENKA meet the terms of Turkey’s new energy initiative to improve efficiency and productivity.
The project marks the global debut of GE’s newly developed cooling optimization package for 9FA gas turbines. The package increases gas turbine efficiency by more than one percent, which is expected to provide ENKA with significant savings in fuel costs per kilowatt of electricity generated. When completed, the upgrades increase the total output of five combined-cycle blocks by approximately 35 MW, or enough power to serve an additional 150 000 Turkish households. Further, the technology will help each gas turbine reduce the carbon release by one percent per megawatt produced, according to GE.
GE is providing the components for the upgrade packages, with support from ENKA’s subsidiary CIMTAS for piping fabrication and installation. Additionally, GE is installing upgraded Mark VIe control systems to further enhance gas turbine performance. Mark V processors will be upgraded to modern Mark Ve processors for mounting in the existing cabinets. The new Mark Ve control system is enabling ENKA to implement multiple performance enhancing technologies that will help to reduce fuel and harmful emissions. The Mark Ve control system does so using technologically advanced processors, networks and operator interfaces.
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