GE Supplying Gas Turbine-Generator for New Cogeneration Plant in France

BELFORT, Franceà‚–GE Power Systems (GE) has secured a contract valued at approximately US$23 million to supply a gas turbine-generator for a new, 100 MW cogeneration plant at Vitry sur Seine, France.

The natural gas-fired plant will be owned by a joint venture formed by Compagnie Parisienne de Chauffage Urbain (CPCU), a local utility, and Cogetherm of Paris. It will produce both electricity for Electricite de France and 400 tons per hour of steam for CPCU’s district heating system.

In addition to the supply of an MS9001E gas turbine and a T900B generator, GE’s contract includes site erection and plant commissioning. The gas turbine will be equipped with a GE Dry Low NOx combustion system to limit NOx emissions to 25 parts per million (ppm.)

The gas turbine will be manufactured in GE Power Systems’ Belfort, France plant and shipped to the site in December of this year. The heat recovery steam generator for the project will be provided by CNIM France. Commercial operation of the new cogeneration facility is scheduled to begin in November of 2001.

Over 70 GE-technology gas turbines currently are installed or on order for projects in France, representing 2,800 megawatts of power.

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