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General Electric to provide services for power plant over five years

The MEED magazine reported that General Electric, the American company, has entered into a 5-year agreement to provide services for the North Shuaiba Electric Power Plant.

This collaboration falls under its gas energy business unit and is part of an existing joint alliance involving the Malaysian company TNB Remaco and the Kuwaiti Dow Engineering Company, responsible for operating the Shuaiba North Power Plant in Al-Ahmadi, reports Al-Anba daily.

As per the terms of the agreement, GE Vernova will provide spare parts, conduct repairs and field services, and implement predictive and advanced forecast-based maintenance for the three gas turbines at the 876 MW power plant.

The magazine highlighted that General Electric will also undertake the upgrade of the combustion technology utilized by the three gas turbines, originally supplied to the station.

This enhancement involves transitioning to the most advanced low-NOx combustion system, which will not only improve station operations but also contribute to reducing emissions and enhancing the plant’s ability to shut down operations, thereby extending inspection periods.

Mohamed Nazri Bin Bazile, Chairman of the Board of Directors of TNB Remaco said he is confident of the collaboration with Vernova, citing their technological expertise and established track record in gas turbine services. He emphasized that this partnership aims to ensure the Shuaiba North Power Plant operates with the utmost reliability.

The magazine concluded by highlighting Vernova’s significance as a long-term player in the Kuwaiti energy sector. Its gas energy technologies currently support over a third of Kuwait’s electricity generation capacity, and it actively contributes to knowledge transfer at the local level through General Electric’s technology center in Kuwait.

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