GE (NYSE: GE) is to provide Gas Natural Fenosa (GNF) with advanced dry low NOx (DLN) 2.6+ combustion technology for a GE 9FA gas turbine operating at one of its combined-cycle power plants (CCPPs), as the Spanish utility seeks to expand operational flexibility to maintain high efficiency and low emissions at a lower output.
GNF wanted to find a solution that would enable the CCPP to continue operating in compliance with Spain’s current environment of reduced electricity demand.
When operational in the second quarter of 2014, the GNF turbine will lower NOx emissions, which will better position the plant to deliver power during off-peak periods, improve its dispatch response, consume less fuel and reduce carbon dioxide emissions, GE said in a statement.
The project is the first of its kind in Spain negotiated under a new GE contractual service agreement (CSA). GE’s CSAs are structured to provide customers with predictable maintenance costs, while ensuring high availability and a steady revenue flow from power plant operations, says the company.
“Our investment in GE’s DLN 2.6+ technology gives us more flexibility and the ability to dispatch the plant better and more economically,” said Jesus Sanjuan Bertet, director of combined-cycle generation for GNF.
“GE is committed to partnering with customers like GNF to find solutions for the changing markets they operate within,” said Dick Ayres, GE Power Generation Services general manager South Europe.
“The service agreement associated with this project also offers the opportunity to evaluate all of GNF’s operations, and recommend ways to improve them.”
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