GE has bagged a contract to supply its gas turbine technology to a new 430MW combined-cycle power plant in Romania owned by Romgaz.

The contract in this regard was given by a consortium of Duro Felguera (DF Energy) and Romelectro, the developer of the €268m power plant to be built in Iernut.

Under the terms, GE will supply 6F.03 gas turbines, two steam turbines and four heat recovery steam generators (HRSG).

GE says that its gas turbine technology is anticipated to boost the Romanian power plant’s gross efficiency to 56.42%, which reflects an increase of 18 percentage points.

The new plant will built inside an existing gas-fired power plant site and would aid in cutting down CO2 emissions by 38% compared to the present levels.

GE Power Gas Power Systems president and CEO Joe Mastrangelo said: “This project will result in one of the largest and most efficient gas power plants in South Eastern Europe and will change the way power is delivered in Romania.

“With our expanded portfolio of products and services, we are able to provide end-to-end solutions that maximize efficiency and reliability and help power producers meet emissions standards while reducing costs at the same time.”

Work on the new lernut power plant which includes construction of two combined-cycle power generation units is slated to begin later in the year. It is likely to replace the existing gas-fired power plant at the location after its commissioning in 2019.

According to GE, the new power plant is the largest gas project developed in South Eastern Europe in the last five years. It is expected to meet the power consumption needs of one million average Romanian households.

Image: The 6F.03 gas turbine manufactured by GE. Photo: courtesy of General Electric.