GE secures gas turbine order for expansion of Russian power plant

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GE secured an order to supply power generation equipment for a new generating block at JSC Tatenergo’s Zainskaya State District Power Plant (SDPP) located in Zainsk, Tatarstan Republic, Russia. The new combined cycle plant will be designed and built by the Turkish engineering, procurement, and construction company ENKA, as part of the modernization project of one of the largest power plants in Tatarstan. GE will supply equipment for the project including GE’s gas turbine 9HA.02, as well as STF-D650 steam turbine, one triple pressure with RH Heat Recovery Steam Generator and H78 and A78 generators.

Zainskaya SDPP was built in the 1960s and is one of the largest combined heat and power plants in Russia today, with a capacity of 2.2 GW. The plant connects Russia’s European energy system with the energy systems in the Urals and Siberia regions, and generates approximately 25% of the power consumed in Tatarstan, including the Republic’s capital city Kazan. Replacing some of the plant’s outdated steam units with the latest 9HA gas turbine technology will significantly increase the efficiency of the power plant, reduce the natural gas consumption and emissions, while also driving down the cost of electricity.