GE wins $900M contract for Brazilian power plant

WCN Editorial Team 31 Oct 2016 SOUTH AMERICA ENERGY & UTILITIES

General Electric (GE) has won a turnkey contract worth over $900M from Centrais Elétricas de Sergipe (CELSE) for a combined-cycle power plant in Brazil.

The Porto de Sergipe plant, to be located at Barra dos Coqueiros, will have a generating capacity of 1,516MW.

The facility will feature three of GE’s HA gas turbines, a steam turbine, and a heat recovery steam generator (HRSG).

The scope of the contract will include the provision of a transmission system on a turnkey basis by GE Energy Connections. The system features a high-voltage step up substation at the power plant, transmission lines and a bay at an existing substation.

GE Power president and CEO for gas power systems Joe Mastrangelo said: "GE’s HA technology is faster — capable of delivering full power to the grid in under 30 minutes — and able to achieve more efficiency than ever before, and it’s changing the way our customers deliver power around the world.

“When we tap into the GE store and combine the HA with other innovative technologies across GE, it’s a game changer that will make a real difference in meeting the growing energy demands in Brazil.”

The plant is set to commence operations in January 2020 as part of the Governador Marcelo Déda’s power generation complex.

Upon completion, the plant is expected to be the largest gas power plant in Latin America and will account for an estimated 15% of the Northeast energy demand in Brazil.

* Data provided by Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center.

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