By Editors of Power Engineering
GE announced it has won an order valued over $900 million with Centrais Elétricas de Sergipe S.A. to equip Brazil’s Porto de Sergipe combined-cycle power plant.
Porto de Sergipe has a generating capacity of 1,516 MW, making it the largest gas power plant in Latin America. GE estimates the plant will deliver an efficiency rate of over 62 percent.
"Porto de Sergipe will transform the way power is delivered in Brazil, and we’re confident that GE is the right partner to deliver the full scope of this project through its optimized gas power solutions,” said Eduardo Antonello, CEO of Golar Power, an owner of the project company CELSE.
The plant will feature three of GE’s world-record-setting HA gas turbines and a steam turbine as well as a heat recovery steam generator and other equipment that was added to the GE portfolio through the Alstom acquisition nearly one year ago.
The contract also includes a transmission system provided on a turnkey basis by GE Energy Connections. This system incorporates a high voltage step up substation at the power plant, transmission lines and a bay at an existing substation.
When finished in January 2020, the plant should supply 15 percent of Northeast energy demand in Brazil. Porto de Sergipe will be a part of the Governador Marcelo Déda power generation complex.
GE has a 96-year presence in Brazil. Today, there are more than 12,000 GE employees in the country, and GE equipment helps power approximately one-third of all energy generated throughout Latin America.