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GE Power and GEL to Support Nigerian Refinery’s Power Needs

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

GE Power Services signed a multiyear agreement with GEL Utility Limited, a joint subsidiary of Engro Corporation of Pakistan and Genesis Power & Energy Solutions, to support the power generation requirements of NNPC’s wholly owned subsidiary, Port Harcourt Refining Company, in Nigeria.

The 12-year MYA includes the provision of parts, spares, repairs and services over two major inspection cycles for three units of GE’s TM2500 aeroderivative gas turbines earlier installed at the plant site in March 2015.

GE’s Power Services offering will feature the expanded capabilities on GE’s TM2500* fast power solution assets installed at the plant. GE’s TM2500* aeroderivative gas turbines enable governments, utilities, and businesses around the world to fulfill their generation requirements within days. Thanks to their modular concept, fast installation features and quick production schedules, these units typically can be ready to enter into commercial operation approximately 30 days after your order is placed.

The state-owned refinery which specializes in the refining of crude oil into petroleum products will have an optimal supply of the power it needs to run its plant reliably and efficiently. GE‘s TM2500 fast power solution represents some of the most reliable distributed power units available. That means plant operators will not face frequent interruptions and instabilities due to technical problems related to faulty equipment or an unstable electricity grid. The units will also provide the ability to frequently and rapidly ramp up to meet load and demand fluctuations. With production capacity currently at approximately 210,000bpd, Port-Harcourt refinery which is also the country’s largest operational refinery, needs a constant supply of power with no room for downtime to the facility and its operations.