GE has provided mobile aeroderivative power plants to help address “a power emergency” in Bolivia.
It has shipped one plant to Carrasco, near Santa Cruz, which is expected to be operational this week, and another to Kenko, near La Paz, which is due to be up and running in February next year.
Both plants will be operated by Empresa Electrica Valle Hermoso, a subsidiary of state-owned Empresa Nacional de Electricidad (ENDE).
Gustavo Ramos Terán, chief executive of Empresa Electrica Valle Hermoso, said: “There is a power emergency in Bolivia, and consequently, we have a need for fast, reliable power. GE was able to help us meet this need in a project that is providing 24 megawatts of power in just 90 days.”
Darryl Wilson, president of aeroderivative gas turbines for GE Power & Water, added: “Our TM2500+ trailer-mounted aeroderivative gas turbines have been developed specifically to respond to the need for fast or mobile power.”
The TM2500+ can operate on either natural gas or liquid distillate fuels and easily converts from 50 to 60 Hz.