Ge Awarded Technology Order for South Eastern Europe's Largest Gas Project in Five Years

GE has been awarded an order from the consortium Duro Felguera (DF Energy) - Romelectro for core technology in a new combined-cycle power plant from Romgaz in Iernut, Romania. With a planned installed generation capacity of 430 megawatts (MW), the Iernut project is South Eastern Europe’s largest gas project in five years, and GE’s technology will be capable of generating the equivalent power needed to supply 1 million average Romanian households. In addition, the project is Romania’s largest public investment in conventional power in 20 years with a total investment of €268 million from Romgaz.

The plant will feature four of GE’s 6F.03 gas turbines, two steam turbines and four heat recovery steam generators (HRSG) as part of expanded scope solutions from GE’s portfolio following the acquisition of the former Alstom Power business. GE technology is expected to increase the plant’s gross efficiency to 56.42 percent - an increase of 18 percentage points - and reduce CO2 emissions by 38 percent compared to the current levels. The new combined-cycle power plant will be built within the existing gas-fired power plant site. Work will commence later in 2017, and the new plant is expected to replace the existing plant upon completion in 2019.

"DF Energy is excited to execute its first major project in Eastern Europe for Romgaz in consortium with Romelectro and in cooperation with our long-standing partner GE. This project validates DF Energy's renewed focus on excellence in project delivery, enhanced by the valuable expertise of Romelectro and the world-class reputation and experience of GE," said Javier Garcia Laza, executive vice president of DF Energy.

“This project will result in one of the largest and most efficient gas power plants in South Eastern Europe and will change the way power is delivered in Romania,” said Joe Mastrangelo, president and CEO of GE Power’s Gas Power Systems. “With our expanded portfolio of products and services, we are able to provide end-to-end solutions that maximize efficiency and reliability and help power producers meet emissions standards while reducing costs at the same time.”

Source: General Electric (GE)
Date: Jun 27, 2017