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    GE Gets 2nd Turbine Order for Israeli Gas Project


The two 630-MW turbines will cover more than 8% of Israel's power needs, replacing existing coal-fired units.

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GE Gets 2nd Turbine Order for Israeli Gas Project

General Electric (GE) has secured an order for a second heavy-duty gas turbine from Israel Electric Corp (IEC) for the 1.260-GW Orot Rabin power plant project in Haderal, it announced on January 14. The order for the station's first 9HA.01, 630-MW turbine was placed last year.

GE said that under the latest order, it would also provide a steam turbine, generator, heat recovery steam generator and balance of plant equipment. It has also signed a 15-year multi-year services agreement with IEC.

The two turbines at the Orot Rabin combined-cycle plant will be the largest and most efficient in operation in Israel, according to GE, capable of covering over 8% of the country’s power needs. They will replace four existing coal-fired units, with the first turbine scheduled to come online in 2022.