GE Technology for Indian Power Plant Expansion
Bharat Heavy Electricals, Ltd. of Hyderabad, India, a GE gas turbine licensee and EPC contractor, will supply a GE Frame 6FA gas turbine and additional equipment for the Dhuvuran Power Project Phase-II in Gujarat, India. The plant, an expansion of an existing facility, will be owned and operated by Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited. The gas turbine will have an output capability of more than 74 MW in simple-cycle operation, will be fueled by natural gas and will operate in a combined-cycle configuration to help produce a total of 112 MW for the Indian power grid. The power plant also includes a bottoming cycle consisting of a steam turbine and corresponding heat recovery steam generator.
The gas turbine will be manufactured at GE's plant in Belfort, France, while a Speedtronic Mark VI control system and two human-machine interface systems will be produced at GE's facilities in Salem, Virginia, U.S.A. The equipment will be shipped in December of 2004 with commercial operation expected by May of 2005.