GE receives new order to deliver power to Angola

3 May 2017 (Last Updated May 3rd, 2017 18:30)

General Electric (GE) has secured an order from Angola-based company AE Energia to provide digital power.

General Electric (GE) has secured an order from Angola-based company AE Energia to provide digital power.

GE will deliver seven units of TM2500 mobile aeroderivative gas turbine generator sets to state-owned company PRODEL, in addition to service agreements and digital solutions.

Deployed in Angola’s Namibe, Huila, and Cuando Cubango provinces, the TM2500 units will be capable of generating 200MW of energy. This will enable the government to achieve its target of 1GW of electricity generation by the end of next year.

GE Gas Power Systems' business chief commercial officer Scott Strazik said: “Our industry-leading TM2500 units deliver reliable and efficient power with speed, and with the addition of these seven units up to an additional 15% of the population of Angola can gain access to electricity.

"Our industry-leading TM2500 units deliver reliable and efficient power with speed."

“We are very proud to help achieve this significant milestone and look forward to continuing to support Angola’s ambitious energy goals in the years to come.”

The trailer-mounted TM2500 generator set can be installed more quickly than traditional plants and is best-suited to address the electricity requirements of Angola.

The seven units will be capable of providing grid stability to existing plants and supply off-grid communities. GE will provide generating equipment, spare parts, and a fuel treatment solution to PRODEL, as well as be responsible for installation, commissioning, and electrical balance of plant. AE Energia will oversee the project's execution along with GE.