GE Gas Power has finalized a project to enhance the efficiency and performance of ADNOC’s General Utilities Plant in Ruwais, United Arab Emirates (UAE), by installing the MXL2 upgrade on a GT13E2 gas turbine, according to a press release.
The technology upgrade has increased the total output of the turbine by 10.7 megawatts (MW), using the same amount of fuel. Furthermore, the MXL2 upgrade allows operators of GT13E2 gas turbines to achieve up to a 1.5% increase in combined cycle efficiency and extend inspection intervals up to 48,000 equivalent operating hours (EOH).
Joseph Anis, CEO of GE Gas Power in The Middle East, North Africa and South Asia said, “At GE, we are committed to supporting our customers’ power through every challenge and were honored to collaborate with ADNOC Refining on this project. As organizations around the world explore options to balance the growing need for electricity against climate change concerns, upgrade solutions offer an effective and affordable means to increase power output and lower emissions per megawatt generated. GE is committed to continue investing in solutions that can enhance the performance of our existing installed base of more than 7,500 gas turbines globally as part of a comprehensive, economically-feasible decarbonization strategy.”