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Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and GE Gas Power signed an agreement to upgrade four existing GE 9F gas turbines at EGA’s Al Taweelah power plant. The GE Advanced Gas Path (AGP) upgrade on the four 9F gas turbines will include hardware and software improvements to drive operational flexibility and increase output, efficiency, and availability. GE will also implement the “Live Outage” concept for the first time globally on its 9F fleet. Live Outage is a digitized platform that replaces the paper-based approach, reducing the risk of mistakes or rework, and speeding up the outage process.
Once the work is complete, power output from the four turbines is expected to increase by up to 72 megawatts (MW) for the same amount of fuel consumed. Under the service agreement, GE will provide repairs, maintenance and parts for ten 9F gas turbines, ten generators and other equipment at the plant.