Mobile aeroderivatives to boost energy production in Angola

GE has agreed to provide six of its trailer-mounted TM2500+ mobile aeroderivative gas turbine packages for El Sewedy Power's new power plants in Cazenga and Camama, Angola. The six units at the two plant locations are expected to provide the power enough to supply more than 600,000 Angolan homes.

The TM2500+ gas turbine packages are also known as GE’s power plants on wheels, and can be installed within two weeks' time. They can run on liquid and gas fuel, achieve full power within 10 minutes, and are suited for providing a base-load bridge to permanent power installations or for generating backup power in support of plant shutdowns.

El Sewedy Power is one of GE's engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) partners in Angola. For the first year, El Sewedy Power will develop, build and operate the plants and then transfer them to PRODEL, which is owned by the Angola Ministry of Energy and Water. PRODEL will operate the plants with the goal of producing sustainable and affordable power.

In a 2015 consortium agreement with Elsewedy Electric’s subsidiary, Elsewedy Electric T&D, GE provided 20 TM2500+ units for projects in Egypt to generate as much as 600 MW of power to meet summer demand. GE and the Angola Ministry of Energy and Water have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to achieve the country’s 2000 MW of additional electric power generation capacity target by the end of 2016.