US energy techniques company GE Power has announced the completion of Advanced Gas Path (AGP) upgrades on four 9E gas turbines at 1.5 gigawatts (GW) West Damietta Power Plant in Lower Egypt.
The new upgrades enhanced the fuel efficiency by up to 2.2% and increase the average output per turbine by over 4.5 megawatts (MW) in the plant developed by East Delta Electricity Production Company (EDEPC), according to a statement released by GE Power on Wednesday.
“By enabling us to generate more power per unit of fuel consumed, GE’s AGP solution is helping us to enhance energy efficiency and bring down costs,” EDEPC’s chairman Mohamed Abu Sinna said.
GE’s AGP solution provides customers with a range of performance advancements that can be tailored based on their operational needs.
“The world needs innovative energy solutions that pay for themselves and help balance the need to meet growing energy demands against environmental concerns,” president & CEO of GE’s power services and gas power systems businesses in the Middle East and South Asia, Joseph Anis, commented.
GE has supported the development of energy, healthcare and transportation infrastructure across Egypt for over 40 years.