Ratchaburi World Cogeneration Company Limited (RWC) of Thailand has signed a 12-year services agreement with GE for the planned maintenance for four of its LM6000-PD aeroderivative gas turbine packages.

RWC has a contract to supply power to Thailand’s national grid for 25 years and to supply additional electricity, approximately 10% of installed capacity, and steam to its direct users located on the Ratchaburi Industrial Estate. The LM6000-PD aeroderivative gas turbines will be used in combined cycle in the 224 MW gas-fired power plant (pictured). RWC, based in the Photharam district, Ratchaburi Province, operates two cogeneration projects with a capacity of 112 MW each and will sell the steam to industrial users.

‘Through the life cycle maintenance and performance program, RWC will be able to reduce the maintenance and fuel costs of its gas turbines through increased reliability and performance,’ said Suwat Raveevonganothai, services sales manager, Thailand and Myanmar for GE Power & Water’s Distributed Power business.