GE's HA Gas Turbine to Power Indeck Niles Energy Center
- GE will provide its record-setting HA gas turbine, the company’s most advanced and efficient technology, for the project in Michigan
- Indeck Niles will be one of the most efficient energy centers of its kind in Michigan providing superior efficiency and environmental compliance
- GE has secured 30+ orders for the HA in North America alone and 85+ orders globally-and the HA recently surpassed 300,000 operating hours from 30+ commercially operating units
ATLANTA; May 20, 2019 - GE Power (NYSE: GE) today announced an order for its HA gas turbine technology for the Indeck Niles Energy Center in Niles, Michigan.
GE will work through a contract with Kiewit Power Constructors (Kiewit), the engineering, construction and procurement (EPC) contractor on the project, to integrate two of GE’s 7HA.02 gas turbines into the approximately 1,000-megawatt power plant project. Indeck Niles-which will become one of the most efficient energy centers of its kind in Michigan-will be able to provide the equivalent electricity needed by 635,000 homes and businesses.
The developer of the project is Indeck Energy Services, Inc. The plant is owned 50 percent by Korea Southern Power Co. Ltd., 30 percent by Daelim Energy Co. Ltd. and 20 percent by Indeck Energy Services, Inc. and is scheduled to be completed in 2022. The construction of the plant is expected to create 500 union construction jobs and 21 full-time jobs for ongoing plant operations. The order also contains a GE steam turbine and generator, two heat recovery generators (HRSG), and a multi-year services agreement.
“We are very proud that the Indeck Niles Energy Center will not only be one of the most efficient energy centers of its kind in Michigan by using GE’s latest gas generation technology, but will also be a significant investment spurring the creation of jobs, tax revenue, and economic redevelopment for the City of Niles,” said Gerald R. Forsythe, Chairman and CEO of Indeck Energy Services, Inc.
“We are honored to be selected for this project and to bring our record-setting HA technology to this state-of-the-art facility,” said Dave Ross, President of Sales, North America for GE Power. “With the winning combination of GE’s latest technology and Kiewit’s construction expertise, the Indeck Niles Energy Center will be able to quickly produce flexible, reliable, and affordable electricity for years to come.”
GE’s HA fleet of gas turbines has surpassed more than 300,000 operating hours and has secured more than 85 orders from 35+ customers across more than 16 countries. The HA turbine has been recognized for powering the world’s most efficient power plants in both the 50hz and 60hz energy segments. GE also recently announced orders for the 7HA.02 gas turbine in the United States at Long Ridge Energy Center in Ohio and the Hill Top Energy Center in Pennsylvania.
Kiewit is one of North America’s largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations. With its roots dating back to 1884, the employee-owned organization operates through a network of subsidiaries in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Kiewit offers construction and engineering services in a variety of markets including transportation; oil, gas and chemical; power; building; water/wastewater; industrial; and mining. Kiewit had 2018 revenues of $9 billion and employs 20,000 staff and craft employees.
About Korea Southern Power Co., Ltd.
KOSPO is one of generation companies in South Korea, which has domestic generation capacity of 11,264 MW(coal, LNG and renewable) and overseas capacity of 979MW (Chile 517MW CCPP, Jordan 373MW CCPP and wind & Photovoltaic power). KOSPO has the largest Combined cycle capacity among all generation companies in South Korea and the revenues based on 2018 is $5 billion with 2,300 staff. KOSPO firstly enters PJM Market among Korean Public corporations as the expertise with various experience of both construction and operation of combined cycle and continuously enhances to establish its position as a leader in electricity generation industry.
About Daelim Energy
DAELIM Energy is founded to be a global provider in the energy and infrastructure sectors with a particular focus on power and resources. Since it began operations in December 2013, DAELIM Energy intends to cover the full energy value chain of investment, development, financing, EPCM and O&M through its EPC track records, in-house O&M/procurement capabilities and relationship with major developers and financial institutions. DAELIM Energy is diversifying its portfolio from conventional power plants to renewables such as PV Solar, Wind and Biomass across the globe. In total, Daelim Energy has a capacity of 5,360MW, and will continue to take initiatives to expand its global presence. Please visit www.daelimenergy.com for more information.
About Indeck Energy Services, Inc.
Indeck Energy was established in 1985 as a developer, owner and operator of electricity and steam generation plants and is one of the leading developers and IPP's in North America. Indeck owns, has owned or developed over 4,000 MW of electric generation assets of which Indeck currently owns and operates six energy facilities. Indeck has closed numerous successful financings for energy generation plants In the United States and abroad totaling more than $2 billion. The Indeck development team has over 100 years of combined experience in the power generation industry, across operations, engineering, construction, development and financing. For more information please visit IndeckEnergy.com
About GE Power
GE Power is a world energy leader providing equipment, solutions and services across the energy value chain from generation to consumption. Operating in more than 180 countries, our technology produces a third of the world’s electricity, equips 90 percent of power transmission utilities worldwide, and our software manages more than forty percent of the world’s energy. Through relentless innovation and continuous partnership with our customers, we are developing the energy technologies of the future and improving the power networks we depend on today. For more information please visit www.ge.com/power, and follow GE Power on Twitter and on LinkedIn.
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