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April 22, 2015

Advanced Power awards equipment delivery deal to GE for 700MW US power project

Energy developer Advanced Power has selected General Electric (GE) to manufacture and supply power equipment at the 700MW Carroll County Energy Project in northeast Ohio, US.

Energy developer Advanced Power has selected General Electric (GE) to manufacture and supply power equipment at the 700MW Carroll County Energy Project in northeast Ohio, US.

Under the new contract, GE will deliver two flexible 7F.05 gas turbines and one D650 steam turbine along with Rapid Response combined cycle system for the facility.

As well as equipment delivery, the US-based firm will also offer its support services for the combined cycle gas facility for 20 years.

GE Power & Water power generation products president & CEO Vic Abate said: "The 7F.05 is a very competitive machine, with higher efficiency and increased power output than other F-class machines."

"Under the new contract, GE will deliver two flexible 7F.05 gas turbines and one D650 steam turbine along with Rapid Response combined cycle system for the facility."

Once operational, the facility will be operated by EthosEnergy and is expected to have a generation capacity to meet the power requirements of 750,000 homes in the country.

Bechtel is the developer for the Carroll County Energy Project.

Using cleaner natural gas as fuel, the facility will not only offer lower carbon emissions than coal-powered plants, but also operate as replacement source for energy retirements in the area.

The project will expand the capacity of PJM Interconnection, which is a regional transmission unit operating high-voltage electric power system. The energy supply from the facility will increase reliability of the system that serves nearly 61 million people across 13 states and the District of Columbia.

GE will manufacture the gas turbines at its facility located in Greenville, South Carolina and the steam turbines at its Schenectady, NY facility.

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