GE awarded long-term service agreement for new combined-cycle power plant in Russia

Caption: Russian energy company OJSC “Generating Company” has awarded GE’s Power Generation Services business a 16-year contractual service agreement (CSA) for the new Kazanskaya CHP-2 combined-cycle gas power plant in Kazan in the Russian region of Tatarstan. GE was awarded the CSA to ensure the long-term availability of the plant’s GE-supplied gas turbines to meet the region’s strong energy demands.

 

GE (NYSE: GE) Power Generation Services has been awarded a 16-year contractual service agreement (CSA) by the Russian energy company OJSC for the new Kazanskaya CHP-2 combined-cycle gas power plant in Kazan (Russia’s Tatarstan region). GE was chosen for the contract in order to ensure the long-term availability of the power plant’s GE-supplied gas turbines, which will help the new facility meet the industrialized area’s strong energy demands.

Kazan CHP-2 has a total installed capacity of 410-MW. The power plant contains a 220-MW combined-cycle gas turbine block featuring two GE 6FA gas turbines, two KTZ steam turbine generators, and two Ema Alliance heat recovery steam generators.

Because OJSC has limited experience maintaining GE gas turbines, the plant turned to GE for maintenance assistance. GE operates a local service center that employs more than 100 people in Kaluga, and an engineering center that employs more than 40 people in Moscow.

“We awarded GE the CSA because they have the technology expertise and proven gas turbine services track record to help make sure that our Kazanskaya CHP-2 power plant operates at the highest levels of reliability,” said Galiullin Radik Zavitovich, director of Kazan CHP-2. “We expect that the services provided by the GE team will help us to extend the turbines’ life cycle, improving performance and ensuring CHP operating status.”

To meet OJSC’s goals, GE upgraded its 6FA gas turbines with OpFlex* advanced controls software, including Transient Stability (ETS) and Cold Day Performance solutions to further boost gas turbine reliability. ETS provides robust combustor operability in the face of grid frequency and load instabilities. Cold Day Performance allows gas turbines to operate at higher loads during cold temperatures. OJSC expects to see a 1.6 percent increase in power plant output during colder seasons.

GE was previously awarded the contract to supply the two 6FA gas turbines to IED Holding Company, the engineering procurement and construction firm that developed the Kazan CHP-2 station for OJSC.

GE has an installed base of 28 heavy-duty gas turbines in Russia.

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