GE wins Israeli turbine contract
Posted on 10 May 2019 and read 1032 times
GE Power (www.ge.com
) has confirmed that Israel Electric Corporation (IEC), the largest generator and supplier of electricity in Israel, has awarded a contract for the Orot Rabin modernisation project to GE; this includes an order for a 9HA.01 heavy-duty gas turbine (with a repeat order expected by the end of 2019).
Located in Hadera, the IEC’s Orot Rabin project will use GE’s HA gas turbine technology as part of the conversion of an existing power station from coal to gas; it will be the first HA gas turbine in Israel.
The order also includes the steam turbine, generator, HRSG (heat recovery steam generator), and the rest of the plant equipment — as well as a 15-year services agreement.
When operational, the Orot Rabin power plant will provide more than 630MW to the Israeli grid, becoming the largest and most efficient gas power plant in the country.
It will deliver up to 4% of Israel’s total generating capacity.
In addition to modernising its ‘generation assets’, IEC is also focused on preparing its distribution grid for the future; it has selected GE’s ADMS software (advanced distribution management system), which incorporates
‘adaptive algorithms and predictive analytics’ designed to help utilities operate their grids more efficiently.