$325m power plant contract for GE in Berlin

Iberdrola Ingenieria has awarded GE a contract to install a gas turbine at the Lichterfelde combined-cycle power plant (CCPP) in Berlin, Germany.

GE's (NYSE: GE) advanced technology 9F gas turbine will be deployed and the company will also take charge of operations and maintenance of the turbine for 25 years.

The Lichterfelde power plant, which replaces an existing thermal power plant operating on the site since 1974, will have an electricity capacity of 300 MW (260 MW GE gas turbine plus a 40 MW electric turbine) and a thermal capacity of 225 MW.

Lichterfelde power plant
This replacement is part of an initiative that owners Vattenfall undertook to reduce carbon emissions and upgrade the utility's electricity generation facilities.

The company had signed a climate protection agreement with the Senate of Berlin regarding this initiative, according to Power Technology website.

As per a contract to develop the site awarded in March of last year, Iberdrola's subsidiary will be responsible for the design, engineering, procurement and construction, assembly and commissioning of the new plant.

Once completed, the Lichterfelde power plant will supply electricity and district heating to south-west Berlin.

GE and Iberdrola Ingenieria have worked together on similar power generation projects in Spain, Lithuania, Qatar and Algeria in the recent past.

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