GE Wins Turbine Order in Russia
General Electric has won an order to supply generation equipment for a 858-MW combined-cycle gas power unit in Russia's Tatarstan region, it said on September 8.
The US engineering firm will supply its 9HA.02 gas turbine, STF-D650 steam turbine, RH heat recovery steam generator and H78 and A78 generators as part of the Zainskaya state district power plant's modernisation.
"Replacing some of the plant's outdated steam units with the latest 9HA gas turbine technology will significantly increase the efficiency of the power plant, reduce the natural gas consumption and emissions, while also driving down the cost of electricity," GE said.
The station, built in the 1960s, has a current capacity of 2.2 GW. It provides around a quarter of Tatarstan's demand, and connects the energy systems of European Russia, the Urals and Siberia.
The new unit will be designed and built by Turkish engineering, procurement and construction contractor Enka.