GE’s Power Services business has signed a multi-year agreement (MYA) with Malaysia-based Southern Power Generation (SPG) for its new Track 4A, a 1,440MW combined-cycle power plant in Pasir Gudang, Johor.
As part of the deal, GE will provide services for the first two GE 9HA.02 gas turbines to be installed in the country and deploy its Predix asset performance management (APM) software.
The offered services will help improve asset visibility, reliability, and availability of SPG’s plant, contributing to the country’s long-term energy security needs.
The deal will also see GE use its Fleet360 platform of gas plant solutions.
In addition to technical advisory services, the company will be responsible for providing a full spectrum of digital solutions and plant improvement services, as well as major inspections on the 9HA.02 gas turbines
GE Power APAC president Ramesh Singaram said: “With the largest base of installed gas turbines in Malaysia, GE has grown hand-in-hand with the country’s power development needs.
“We have been doing business in the country for more than 40 years and will continue to help drive improved efficiencies and business outcomes for our customers like Southern Power Generation.
“I am pleased that our combined services and digital capabilities will help support long-term maintenance and performance for the first HA-based power plant in the country, ensuring more reliable and flexible power generation for the country.”
The Predix APM suite of digital solutions is said to help enhance asset visibility, reliability and availability, as well as reduce operating and maintenance costs.
The company noted that data processed by the APM solution can help balance maintenance costs, enhance inspection intervals, in addition to offering invaluable insights into operational risks.
GE’s Monitoring and Diagnostics (M&D) Centre in Kuala Lumpur will be responsible for monitoring data collected from sensors throughout the facility.
The services deal follows the successful financial closure for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with SPG in October last year.
It marks the growing fleet of GE’s largest gas turbine platform to a total of more than 70 units of the HA-platform gas turbines ordered to date.
The company noted that the plant will be built jointly through the collaboration with a Taiwanese EPC partner, CTCI.
The plant will include two generating blocks, each equipped with a 9HA.02 gas turbine, generator and heat recovery steam generator from GE.