Angola turns to GE’s ‘power plants on wheels’ to tackle power crisis

GE is to provide six of its trailer-mounted TM2500+ mobile aeroderivative gas turbine packages to Angola.

With more than half of Angola’s population with no access to electricity, the deal is intended to provide the equivalent power needed to supply more than 600,000 homes.GE's trailer-mounted TM2500+ mobile aeroderivative gas turbine

The equipment will be deployed by GE’s EPC partner El Sewedy Power at two power plants in Cazenga and Camama operated by utility PRODEL, which is owned by the Angola Ministry of Energy and Water.

For the first year, El Sewedy Power will develop, build, and operate the plants and then transfer them to PRODEL.

PRODEL’s thermal production administrator Euclides Morais de Brito said: “With these units, we can quickly and efficiently add power where Angolans need it most, while maintaining the ability to redeploy the units if necessary.”

The TM2500+ gas turbine packages ” also known as power plants on wheels ” can can be installed in as little as two weeks. They can run on liquid and gas fuel and can achieve full power within 10 minutes.

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