GE supplies natural gas turbines to Nigeria

August 05, 2014 | Nigeria, Refining & Processing

London, United Kingdom | – American GE’s Distributed Power business is supplying Genesis Electricity’s driven project company, GEL Utility Limited, with three 25-MW, trailer-mounted, TM2500+ aeroderivative gas turbines to generate power at Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’s (NNPC)  state oil refinery at the Port Harcourt Refining Company  (PHRC) facility in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Genesis Electricity Limited, an independent power producer and one of the owners of GEL Utility Limited, signed a 20-year power purchase agreement with NNPC in November 2013 for the installation of GE’s TM2500+ units at the 49-year-old refinery. The TM2500+ gas turbines will provide both the baseload and backup power to support refinery operations. The agreement also includes the future modernization of Nigeria’s other two refineries.

The three TM2500+ units will enter commercial operation in August 2014, giving PHRC the power it needs to return to full capacity.

GE’s TM2500+ gas turbine is capable of providing ISO-rated 31-MW of fast and reliable on-site generating capacity. The system can be used to provide utilities with a “baseload bridge” to support permanent power installations; backup power to support natural disaster relief efforts; or for plant shutdowns or equipment maintenance. The fuel-flexible system can use either natural gas or liquid-distillate.