GE natural gas-fired turbine going to Alaska power plant

NAES Corp., a broad-based provider of services to the energy industry, said that it’s subsidiary, NAES Power Contractors Inc., was awarded a contract to build a GE (NYSE: GE) LM 6000 gas turbine near Soldotna, Alaska.

Homer Electric Association (HEA), doing business as Alaska Electric and Energy Co-op (AEEC), is installing an LM 6000 simple cycle gas turbine at the Soldotna Power Plant.  AEEC has contracted with NAES for Phase 3 of the project, which includes turbine placement, stack assembly and erection, installation of ancillary systems and equipment and start up and commissioning. The project is expected to be operational by October 2013.

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