Today GE Power announced it won the contract to supply the wind turbine island devices for El Dabaa nuclear power plant project in Egypt with AAEM its joint venture with Atomenergomash. GE Power will supply the standard design of four traditional island, supply four nuclear turbine generator sets, consisting of the Arabelle half-speed vapor wind turbines, and provide technical experience for the on-site setup as well as appointing.
“As Egypt works to diversify its energy production and to support its growing economy, the El Dabaa nuclear power plant, equipped with GE Power’s Arabelle technology, will help Egypt deliver on their ambitious goals,” said Andreas Lusch, CEO of GE’s Steam Power. “Today, the Arabelle is helping to deliver more than 20GW of power around the world and we will leverage this experience and know-how to deliver reliable, dependable and CO2 free energy to the Egyptian grid.”
Electrical demand need in Egypt has actually increased swiftly as an outcome of their growing population as well as increasing industrial activity. It's approximated that an added 1.5 GW of new capability will be needed yearly - that's a 6% increase year over year up until 2022. To support this raising demand without power outages, Egypt has an enthusiastic power plan that includes diversifying its set up base. El Dabaa nuclear power plant will assist deliver on that plan by stabilizing the Egyptian grid with dependable, CO2 totally free energy and also having a foreseeable low cost of electricity. When in procedure, El Dabaa will produce 4.8 GW - sufficient to power up greater than 4 million houses in Egypt.
The Arabelle steam turbine has been in operation for the past 18 years and still holds the globe power outcome document. This unique modern technology, versatile to all reactor kinds, generates 2% even more power output than the conventional arrangements. The French fleet of Arabelle has a demonstrated integrity price of 99,96% over more than 400,000 operating hours.
The El Dabaa project improves GE Power's supporting the advancement of Egypt's energy sector for more than 40 years that includes delivering up to 16 GW to the Egyptian grid. Recently, GE Power finished building and connecting the Badr substation in Egypt to the nationwide grid. The new 500/220 kilovolt (kV) Gas-Insulated Substation will send off 1.5 GW of electrical power and play a calculated duty in the upcoming Egypt-- Saudi Arabia Interconnection, linking the nationwide grids of both countries with a 1,300-kilometer transmission line.
Worldwide, GE Power's Steam Power business is a modern technology leader in the nuclear heavy steam turbine industry. Today, 50% of the world's nuclear reactor in procedure are geared up with a GE heavy steam generator which are able to produce more than 200 GW of CO2 free, reliable energy.