GE and Caithness to develop new combined-cycle power plants in US

9 March 2017 (Last Updated March 9th, 2017 18:30)

GE has entered into an exclusive agreement with US-based power producer Caithness Energy to develop several new HA combined-cycle power plants in the country.

GE has entered into an exclusive agreement with US-based power producer Caithness Energy to develop several new HA combined-cycle power plants in the country.

Expected to be effective from 31 March this year, the agreement stated the equipment package GE will deliver could exceed a total value of $1bn. It will comprise up to six high-efficiency HA gas turbines, six heat recovery steam generators, six steam turbines, and other items. The HA plants are estimated to be constructed throughout 2017 and 2018.

Caithness Energy's president Les Gelber said: “We’re thrilled to continue our longstanding relationship with GE and expand our fleet of HA power plants across the US.

“We’re currently working to bring a new HA plant on line in Pennsylvania in 2018, and with this exclusive agreement Caithness will become the owner of the largest fleet of HA gas turbines, GE’s most efficient unit, anywhere in the world.”

"Caithness will become the owner of the largest fleet of HA gas turbines, GE’s most efficient unit."

The HA gas turbines will be produced at GE’s facility in South Carolina, while the steam turbines will be manufactured at the company’s New York facility.

GE expects will also offer multi-year service agreements for the continued maintenance and operation of the combined-cycle power plants.

The two new turbines will be installed in a new power plant currently being developed by Caithness Energy, in collaboration with Moxie Energy.