General Electric (GE) has completed the supply and installation of three 25 MW, trailer mounted TM2500+ aeroderivative gas turbines at the Port Harcourt refinery in Nigeria. In November 2013, Genesis Electricity Ltd, an independent power producer, signed a 20 year power purchase agreement with NNPC for the installation of the GE TM2500+ units at Port Harcourt. The agreement also included the future modernisation of two more Nigerian refineries.
The installation will ensure that the refinery has the power it requires to overcome grid outages and return to full production capacity. Outages have previously reduced the refinery’s output to 30% of its total capacity (210 000 bpd). The TM2500+ gas turbines will provide both the base load and backup power to support refinery operations.
“We are excited to work with GE to deploy their proven TM2500+ gas turbine technology and help Nigeria successfully return the Port Harcourt refinery to full service as quickly as possible,” Akinwole Omoboriowo, CEO of Genesis Electricity Limited, told local press. “This project was not only important in getting the refinery back into full operation, but also to support Nigeria’s long term economic interests by achieving optimum refining capacity.”
“Our TM2500+ technology’s high power density and compact footprint make it the perfect solution to address Port Harcourt Refining Company’s fast ramp up, onsite power requirements while also ensuring the refinery’s long term viability,” added George Njenga, GE’s Distributed Power Leader for Sub Saharan Africa.
Edited from various sources by Rosalie Starling
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