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First African hydrogen-fuel-blended gas turbine
The Sharm El Sheikh Power Plant successfully blended hydrogen on a GE LM6000 aeroderivative gas turbine. It is the first time that GE’s LM6000 gas turbine is running on hydrogen-blended fuel on the African continent. Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC) owns and operates the Sharm El Sheikh Power Plant. GE led the conception, planning, and execution of the project, as well as the building of the hydrogen-natural gas blending system. The successful adaptation of an existing installed unit to run on hydrogen-blended fuel highlights that today’s gas power generation assets can be a destination technology, not just a bridging technology for hydrogen implementation.