“With best-in-class efficiency and operator flexibility, our TM2500+ aeroderivative gas turbines will demonstrate how onsite power technology can help ensure the availability of electricity for municipal and industrial customers throughout Algeria,” said Lorraine Bolsinger, president & CEO—GE Power & Water’s Distributed Power.
GE will provide its TM2500+ aeroderivative gas turbines, worth $161 million, to subsidiaries of Algeria’s national electricity and gas company, Sonelgaz. The 1-MW Jenbacher J320 gas engine order is the first order in Algeria and will be installed at an industrial plastic goods factory owned by Plastpaper, located in Oran.
The eight units are being installed at multiple areas near electrical substations and are scheduled to begin commercial operation in August. Under terms of the contract, GE will partner with Power Projects Limited, the Turkish subsidiary of METKA S.A., a leading international engineering contractor.
Previously, GE worked under several contracts with Sonelgaz valued at $2.7 billion for combined-cycle gas power plant equipment and TM2500+ aeroderivative gas turbines. The two companies also announced a joint venture to build a new gas and steam turbine production facility in Algeria that will produce more than 2-GW of power generation annually.