SCHENECTADY, N.Y.-GE Power Systems has signed a long-term service agreement (LTSA) valued at more than US$17 million with Osborne Cogeneration Pty Ltd., Adelaide, South Australia. According to GE Power Systems, it now has key LTSA commitments totaling $11 billion worldwide.
Under the new 11-year agreement, GE will provide planned and unplanned maintenance for a GE MS9001E gas turbine, steam turbine and associated generators at a 180 MW cogeneration facility located in Osborne, a suburb of Adelaide. The gas-fired Osborne Cogeneration plant has been in commercial operation for about 17 months, supplying power into the local grid and steam to the adjacent Penrice Soda Products Plant.
"We are very pleased to secure this agreement for the Australian market," said Mike Kalmes, general manager of contractual services for GE Energy Services, a unit of GE Power Systems. "A long-term services contract meets the expectations of the customer by bringing together advanced GE technology and Six Sigma Quality practices to assure maximum power plant equipment performance, reliability and availability throughout the life of the agreement."
The plant is jointly owned by ATCO Power Australia Pty Ltd, an ATCO company, and Origin Energy Power Ltd., formerly Boral Energy. ATCO Power Australia is based in Adelaide, Australia, while the head office of ATCO Power is in Alberta, Canada. Origin Energy is centered in Adelaide, Australia.