GE (NYSE: GE) is to supply a dozen of its aeroderivative gas turbine generators to Dorad Energy power plant in Israel.
The order for the 12 LM6000-PC Sprint units is part of a $200m deal for the plant that GE has signed with Wood Group, which is the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for Dorad Energy.
The plant is intended to play a vital role in boosting the reliability of Israel’s electricity system and will be the largest, and one of the first, independent power plants built in Israel since the country deregulated its electricity markets several years ago.
The 50 MW units, which are being built at GE’s Veresegyház plant in Hungary, are due to be operational in the second half of 2013.
Darryl Wilson, vice president of aeroderivative gas turbines at GE Power & Water, said the units “will help to stabilise the power system upon which Israel’s economy depends”.