GEL Utility deploys GE’s mobile gas turbines at Nigerian refinery

5 August 2014 (Last Updated August 5th, 2014 18:30)

GEL Utility has deployed three 25MW, trailer-mounted, TM2500+ aeroderivative gas turbines from GE at Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation's (NNPC) state oil refinery at Port Harcourt, Nigeria, to generate uninterrupted power.

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GEL Utility has deployed three 25MW, trailer-mounted, TM2500+ aeroderivative gas turbines from GE at Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation's (NNPC) state oil refinery at Port Harcourt, Nigeria, to generate uninterrupted power.

The mobile gas turbines at the 49-year-old Port Harcourt Refining Company (PHRC) facility will ensure a reliable energy supply and increase productivity.

Capable of providing 31MW of fast and reliable on-site generating capacity, the TM2500+ gas turbine can be used to provide utilities with a baseload bridge to support permanent power installations.

The fuel-flexible turbine can also be used as backup power to support natural disaster relief efforts or for plant shutdowns and equipment maintenance.

Genesis Electricity CEO Akinwole Omoboriowo II said: "This project was not only important in getting the refinery back into full operation, but also to support Nigeria's long-term economic interests by achieving optimum refining capacity."

"The fuel-flexible turbine can also be used as backup power to support natural disaster relief efforts or for plant shutdowns and equipment maintenance."

GE's Distributed Power business CEO and president Lorraine Bolsinger said: "Our TM2500+ technology's high-power density and compact footprint make it the perfect solution to address Port Harcourt Refining Company's fast ramp-up, on-site power requirements, while also ensuring the refinery's long-term viability."

GE's Distributed Power sub-Saharan Africa country leader George Njenga said: "The PHRC refinery project represents GE's second TM2500+ order in Nigeria.

"Both projects have been for oil and gas industry projects, illustrating how GE's distributed power technologies, as well as sales and project financing capabilities, can help Nigeria and other countries more effectively utilise their domestic energy resources."


Image: Nigeria deploys mobile gas turbines to return refinery to full power. Photo: copyright General Electric Company.

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