Tunisian power plant extension using GE gas turbine

Belfort, France, Feb. 10, 2006 — GE Energy will supply a Frame 9E gas turbine and maintenance services for the Thyna II power plant, located ten kilometers from Sfax, Tunisia’s second largest city.

The project will be owned and operated by the Tunisian Co. of Electricity and Gas (STEG). The GE gas turbine will produce 123 megawatts of power in simple-cycle operation. Natural gas will be the primary fuel, although the machine has dual-fuel capabilities.

The gas turbine will be manufactured at GE’s facilities in Belfort, France, and shipped to the project site by the fourth quarter of 2006, with commercial operation expected in June of 2007. GE’s turnkey contract also includes commissioning of the unit and training. Civil works and erection of the plant will be handled by a local subcontractor to GE.

In addition, GE and STEG have signed a contract calling for GE to provide 10 years of maintenance including spare parts, repairs and field services. Availability and gas turbine performance degradation guarantees are included in the agreement.

Created in 1962 as a public company, STEG is responsible for producing, transmitting and distributing electricity and natural gas throughout Tunisia.

GE has supplied gas turbines to STEG for three previous projects: the Thyna I, Feriana and La Goulette gas-fired power stations.

Previous articleLandis+Gyr and Comverge complete adaptation of meter platform: DistribuTECH update
Next articleSpacenet introduces new VSAT communications system

No posts to display