GE's Fleet360* Total Plant Solutions to Help Increase Efficiency and Lower Emissions at Two Power Plants in Turkey

Power Generation - Jun 27, 2017

As part of its Powering Efficiency Center of Excellence (COE) capabilities, GE’s Power Services (NYSE: GE) business will provide its Fleet360* total plant solutions to modernize two Turkish lignite-fired coal power plants for Yeniköy Kemerköy Elektrik Üretim ve Ticaret A.S. The upgrade of the two facilities, which serve 521,000 homes in Turkey and meet approximately 5 percent of Turkey’s energy demand, will help increase the plants’ capacity by 197.5 megawatts (MW)—enough to enable the plant to power the equivalent of approximately 198,000 homes—while also significantly decreasing plant emissions. The upgrades will also improve plant efficiency from 34 percent to up to 40 percent.

“In 2016, gross electricity consumption in Turkey increased by 4.44 percent while, at the same time, its electricity generation increased by 4.2 percent when compared to the previous year,” said Serhat ÇEÇEN, Chairman, IC IÇTAS Enerji Investment Holding and Yeniköy Kemerköy Elektrik Üretim ve Ticaret A.S. “As our country looks for ways to increase power capacity, reliability and efficiency in line with national energy politics—while also decreasing emissions—we are trusting the future economic growth and national energy policies of our country, and our strategy has centered around modernizing our existing power generation assets. GE has a strong local presence and is a one-stop-shop service provider for all of our modernization needs. With these upgrades, our plants will be better positioned to help meet the future energy needs of Turkey's residents and businesses.”

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GE’s modernization and full plant refurbishment will include replacing five Zamech high-pressure, intermediate-pressure and low-pressure steam turbines and five Dolmel generators with air-cooled generators. GE will also upgrade five Rafako boilers, modernize five flue-gas desulfurization and electrostatic precipitator systems as well as the electrical and mechanical balance of plant and will install a distributed control system.

“We are excited to work with Yeniköy Kemerköy Elektrik Üretim ve Ticaret A.S and are pleased to be considered to be the one-stop service provider for all of its current and future energy and environmental needs,” said Michael Rechsteiner, vice president, GE’s Power Services in Europe. “Our Fleet360 total plant solutions, including our capabilities through our Powering Efficiency COE, represent our expanded offerings for all power generation equipment regardless of the original equipment manufacturer. This project marks our first total coal-fired power plant modernization project in Turkey.”

Source : General Electric (GE)

Published on Global Energy World: Jun 27, 2017


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