GE Signs Thailand Agreement
Long-term maintenance services for LM6000-PD gas turbines at 110 MW cogeneration plant
GE and Bangkok-based power plant developer Bangpa-In Cogeneration Ltd., a subsidiary of CK Power Plc., have announced the signing of a US$33 million service agreement. Under the agreement, GE will provide 12 years of inspection and planned maintenance services for two GE LM6000-PD aeroderivative gas turbines at a 110 MW gas-fired cogeneration plant being built in Bangpa-In, in Thailand’s Ayutthaya Province.
The plant entered commercial operation in June 2013. Its output will be sold to the national power utility, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), as a majority of the plant’s power output and the remaining power will be supplied to direct users located in the Industrial Estate.
GE said the LM6000 aeroderivative technology provides greater flexibility through its fast-start capability (10 minutes from cold iron); daily/multiple startups with no impact on the equipment maintenance cost, and through its low turndown level (approximately 25% of power plant capacity).
The LM6000 offers reliability of more than 99% and availability of more than 97%, a high level of operating flexibility and dry low nitrous oxide (NOx) emissions technology that provides NOx emissions as low as 25 ppm at 15% oxygen, the company said.