Egyptian gas-fired power plant gets GE upgrade

GE has performed an upgrade at the Kureimat combined cycle gas-fired power plant, located in Atfieh, Upper Egypt, which will improve the plant’s output by 7.8 per cent.

The upgrade will also decrease its fuel consumption by 2.8 per cent and will be implemented on the first of two 9FA gas turbines at the site, increasing the unit’s output from 250 MW to 270 MW.
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As a result of the improvements, Upper Egypt Electricity Company (UEEPC) will be able to recognize approximately $3.5 million in extra revenues annually.

The Kureimat power plant is a combined-cycle plant that is powered by two 9FA gas turbines, each generating 250 MW, and a steam turbine, with a total output of 750 MW. The upgrade, which includes GE’s Advanced Gas Path (AGP), Advanced Extendors Combustion and Dry Low NOx (DLN) 2.6 XD5, is expected to increase availability and lower maintenance costs due to the extension of maintenance intervals of approximately 32,000 hours; almost four years of operations.

This upgrade will help power an additional 75,000 Egyptian households nationwide.

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