GE has announced the expansion of its Advanced Gas Path (AGP) portfolio to its 9F-3 and 9E gas turbine customers operating in Asian energy markets and around the globe. More than 120 AGP systems have been sold and 37 upgrades already in operation on GE 7F-3 gas turbines around the globe.
In 9F-3, the AGP will deliver:
- Output increase up to 6 percent
- Fuel efficiency increase up to 2 percent
- Maintenance intervals as long as 32,000 hours (extending outage intervals up to 33 percent)
In 9E, the AGP will deliver:
- Output increase up to 3.8 percent
- Fuel efficiency increase up to .9 percent
- Maintenance intervals as long as 32,000 hours/1,200 starts (extending outage intervals up to 33 percent)
ENKA, which generates more than 13 percent of electricity for Turkey, has placed the first order for GE’s 9F-3 AGP technology for 10 of its gas turbines at the Gebze, Adapazar and İzmir power plants. The upgrades are expected to deliver a total of up to approximately 150 MW. ENKA also expects to lower its emissions footprint with the installation of the AGP solution in tandem with GE’s Dry Low NOx (DLN) 2.6+ combustion system upgrade. Installation of the technologies is scheduled to begin in late 2015, with a targeted completion date of 2018 for all 10 gas turbine upgrades.