GE has won a contract to deliver full plant maintenance services for Samra Electric Power Company (SEPCO)’s 1.17GW combined cycle gas-fired power plant in Jordan.

Under a multi-year agreement (MYA), GE will also be responsible for the maintenance and repairs for critical power generation equipment of the Samra plant.

According to GE, the plant services contract will help in cutting down on maintenance costs of the CCGT, improve the assets availability at the plant while boosting operational output
GE 9HA  gas turbine
Seven gas turbines of GE that were installed and in operations at the Samra Station have been covered under the maintenance contract. An Advanced Gas Path (AGP) upgrade will be provided by GE for 9E gas turbine units. The company will also deliver its MXL2 upgrade for GT13E2 gas turbines at the plant.

SEPCO managing director Amjad Al Rawashdeh said: “Jordan’s energy needs are estimated to be growing at about 5 percent per annum. GE’s expertise and advanced solutions will help us to support the cost-effective supply of power to meet the requirements of people and industry in general.”

The AGP solution as per GE provides extended availability with a gas path maintenance interval of up to 32,000 hours. It is also expected to extend the life of the turbines and parts to up to 96,000 hours, besides increasing output and efficiency while decreasing fuel costs.

Meanwhile GE Power has secured an order to supply products to a new power plant in Mexico.

Topolobampo III, a 766 MW plant by Spanish company Iberdrola will be completed in 2020 and generate enough power to supply 2 1/2 million Mexican homes.