US conglomerate, General Electric Company (GE) announced that it has completed the upgrade of the Banha power plant, located in the Qalyubia Governorate, and owned by the Middle Delta Electricity Production Company’s (MDEPC), Bidness ETC informed. The upgrade, which includes the first-ever Evaporative Cooler retrofit for the 9FA Gas Turbines in Egypt as a turnkey project, will boost efficiency and increase the plant’s output up to 7% by the summer of 2016.
The Banha power plant is a combined cycle plant that started commercial operation in January 2014 and is powered with two GE 9FA heavy duty gas and one steam turbine, generating 750 MW of power for more than 700,000 homes, Power Magazine reported.
The completion of the upgrading project has showcased GE’s commitment to maximizing the efficiency to existing fleet to support power production in the country.
GE helps generating more than 11.68GW of electricity in Egypt, enough to power more than 11m homes.
In 2015, GE signed a five year Contractual Service Agreement (CSA) for the Banha power plant with MDEPC.