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Helping The Games Begin

GE simple-cycle, natural gas-fueled turbines operating in Russia

Posted on November 15, 2013

Two GE LMS100-PB aeroderivative gas turbines have entered commercial operation at the Dzhubginskaya thermal power plant in the Russian region of Krasnodar.

Fueled by natural gas, the gas turbines will each generate 90 MW. The plant will supply local base-load on demand and also be used for peak-loads during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.

GE said that these units are the highest efficiency simple-cycle gas turbine available with modular design, advanced protection from natural disasters and the latest environmental technologies. With a start-up time of less than 10 minutes, the turbines feature GE’s DLE 2.0 Dry Low Emissions technology, which eliminates the need for NOx water injection to reduce emissions, the company said.

The LMS100-PB packages for this project were manufactured in Houston, Texas, U.S.A., and shipped via sea to Europe for overland travel.

The power plant is owned by Inter RAO, a Russian energy company.