The project was executed in cooperation with Sakhalin Energy Company OJSC under the “Far East and Trans-Baikal Economic and Social Development for the Period until 2013” Federal Target Program and “Electrical Power Industry Development for the Period until 2010 and Long-Term Development until 2020” Regional Target Program.
Each of these gas turbine units produces 46.4 MWt. They are to be used with waste heat recovery boilers in power generation train No. 4 to increase electrical power and heat output for Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.
Ron Pollet, GE President and Chief Executive in Russia and CIS, stated,“General Electric is pleased and very proud to contribute to Sakhalin Island's infrastructure modernization program and together with Block 5 that was inaugurated last year with GE technology, will allow for the Island to achieve energy security for many years to come.”
The GE equipment was manufactured in March 2012 and brought to Sakhalin in May 2012. SK Energostroy LLC began installation of the GE equipment at the power plant in June 2012. Power Generation Train No. 4 is planned to be commissioned in October 2013.
GE had previously supplied two LM6000 PD Sprint gas turbine units with 91.2 MWt of total output for Power Generation Train No. 5 of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk ТЭЦ-1 (CPP-1), commissioned in August 2012. With the introduction of Power Generation Train No. 4, the total power output of GE equipment installed in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk ТЭЦ-1 (CPP-1) reaches 230.2 MWt. This allows the island’s power grid reserve to be increased and takes a number of worn power generating units out of service.
Pierpaolo Mazza, General Manager GE Distributed Power for Russian and CIS stated,"We are extremely excited to work with Sakhalin Energy Company OJSC and the Regional government in making this a success and ensuring the power supply on the Island. This is a perfect example of how GE's Distributed Power technology and solutions can bring quick, reliable and efficiency power to meet the local grid demands.”
GE in Russia
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