Following multiple power generation technology supply agreements between Algeria and GE over the past 12 months, GE has orders for eight trailer-mounted GE TM2500+ aeroderivative gas turbine-generators and the first Jenbacher gas engine project in the country. Algeria’s energy demand is estimated to reach 24GW by 2017 growing at 14 percent annually and needs to significantly increase its generating capacity to meet its energy needs.
“With best-in-class efficiency and operator flexibility, our TM2500+ aeroderivative gas turbines will demonstrate how on-site power technology can help ensure the availability of electricity for municipal and industrial customers throughout Algeria,” said Lorraine Bolsinger, president & CEO—GE Power & Water’s Distributed Power.
“GE is committed to being the country’s growth partner by supporting the development of the country’s energy infrastructure and supporting local employment and training opportunities.”
This is the third order GE’s TM2500+ aeroderivative gas turbines from Sonelgaz, Algeria’s state owned electricity and gas utility, for utilisation in its various subsidiaries.
Under a $161 million contract, the General Electric’s Distributed Power business is helping gas-rich Algeria address its peak power demands and improving the strength and reliability of the grid by immediately supplying Sonelgaz with eight TM2500+ aeroderivative gas turbine-generators.
The 1-megawatt (MW) Jenbacher J320 is the Alergia’s first natural gas engine order which will be supplied an industrial plastic goods factory in the city of Oran. Plastpaper will be used to ensure the factory has a stable supply of electricity and to prevent grid disruptions from affecting the facility’s operations.