GE signs multi-year agreement to upgrade gas turbines in Tanzania

GE’s Power Services business and Songas has signed a multiyear service agreement (MYA) to upgrade equipment at Songas’ Ubungo Power Plant in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The MYA encompasses GE’s Fleet360 platform of total plant solutions. The upgrades will help Songas increase the efficiency and the plant’s capacity at the Ubungo plant by approximately 10 MW.

“Songas owns 6 gas turbines, including 4 GE LM6000 gas turbines which it has been operating at Ubungo Power Plant since 2004” said Nigel Whittaker, Managing Director, Songas Ltd.

Under the terms of the deal, GE will upgrade three of the four LM6000 gas turbines in the fleet from the LM6000PA to the LM 6000PC, expected to increase the output of the units from 38 MW to 43 MW each—and reaching output levels of up to 46 MW with GE’s optional SPRINT technology. The eight-year MYA, which also includes maintenance and repairs of the gas turbines, will help Songas to increase the efficiency of the Ubungo plant to around 41 per cent—approximately a 3 per cent improvement.