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GE Sending Frame 7FA Gas Turbines To Mexico

Posted on September 2, 2011

GE will supply two Frame 7FA gas turbines and long-term services for the Norte II combined-cycle power plant, an independent power project (IPP) located in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico, that will increase the region’s energy supply.

A consortium formed by South Korean companies Samsung Construction & Trading Corp., Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) and Techint Engineering and Construction in Mexico will operate the Norte II power plant, while the EPC contractors are Samsung Engineering and Techint Engineering and Construction. Scheduled to enter commercial operation in May 2013, Norte II will supply 433 MW of power to Comisión Federal de la Electricidad (CFE), the state-owned utility, for use in the northern part of Mexico, GE said.

In addition to supplying gas turbines, which offer greater than 57% thermal efficiency in combined-cycle operation, GE will provide plant services under a long term contractual service agreement (CSA). CSAs cover the supply of parts, repairs and field services for planned and unplanned outages for gas turbine-generators and accessory equipment, along with performance guarantees.

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