GE’s advanced gas turbine technology to power Texas project

GE’s advanced power generation technology has been selected for a project near Marble Falls, Texas, that will replace an aging, less efficient power plant with a flexible, higher efficiency combined-cycle power plant that offers reduced fuel use, emissions and water consumption for the power it generates.

GE will supply two Frame 7FA Gas Turbine-Generators in a two-on-one combined-cycle plant, along with installation and commissioning and technical assistance, to Fluor Corporation, the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the Ferguson Replacement Project.

More operational flexibility

The GE Frame 7FA Gas Turbine offers expanded operational flexibility with fast start capability, high ramping rates and extended emissions-compliant turndown, enabling power plant operators to satisfy both their energy production and environmental goals. GE’s 7FA Gas Turbines use proven technology and provide 15 percent of North America’s electricity capacity.

GE will manufacture the turbines in Greenville, S.C., the generators in Schenectady, N.Y., and develop the control system in Salem, Va. GE’s manufacturing work at the three sites will involve more than 8,000 employees. The Lower Colorado River Authority, a public utility, will own and operate the new 540-megawatt facility, which is replacing the 420-megawatt, 37-year-old Thomas C. Ferguson Power Plant at the site.