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Three LM6000 aeroderivative gas turbines will be installed at the Irish power plant, generating up to 150 MW of capacity.
GE Vernova’s Gas Power business received a contract to install temporary generating capacity at the SSE Tarbert site in County Kerry, Ireland. Three GE Vernova LM6000PC Sprint aeroderivative gas turbines will supply the reserve power plant with an expected 150 MW of generating capacity. With the securing of this contract, GE Vernova is now expected to provide more than 1.1 GW of reserve power in Europe.
“I am delighted that GE Vernova continues to support the growing demand for flexible energy solutions around the world,” said Joseph Anis, President and CEO, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, for GE Vernova’s Gas Power business. “We’re proud to work with SSE to support Ireland’s power needs, ensuring an energy supply throughout the country. With this project, only in Europe, we are expected to provide more than 1.1 gigawatts (GW) of reserve power.”
GE Vernova aeroderivative gas turbines are designed to offer stable power to balance intermittent renewable resources. In addition to the turbine installation, GE Vernova will provide full operation and maintenance services for the simple-cycle power plant.
The LM6000PC turbine units to be installed at the Tarbert Power Station are based on jet engine technology and will be built in Veresegyház, Hungary. LM6000 turbines have more than 40 million operating hours across 1,300 shipped units, and they offer greater than 99% start and operational reliability and over 98% availability.