GE to supply turbines for Carroll County combined-cycle project in Ohio

Advanced Power has selected General Electric (NYSE: GE) to supply two highly efficient and flexible 7F.05 gas turbines, one D650 steam turbine and its patented Rapid Response combined cycle system for the 700-MW Carroll County Energy Project in northeast Ohio.

GE said April 22 that it has also secured a 20-year services agreement for the project. The Carroll County Energy Project will utilize cleaner natural gas and help serve as a replacement source for energy retirements that have been announced in the region. GE’s advanced gas turbine technology operates at a higher level of efficiency than coal power to help meet lower emissions requirements in the U.S., said the company.

“We’re pleased to work with GE on the Carroll County project,” said Advanced Power CEO Thomas Spang. “GE’s strong brand reputation and advanced technology gas turbines made them a great fit as we work together to provide cleaner energy for the U.S.”

“The 7F.05 is a very competitive machine, with higher efficiency and increased power output than other F-class machines,” said Vic Abate, president and CEO, power generation products at GE Power & Water. “We’re pleased to work with Advanced Power to bring more efficient, cleaner energy to the country over the lifetime of this equipment.”

The GE gas turbines will be built at the company’s Greenville, South Carolina, facility, and the steam turbine will be built at the company’s Schenectady, N.Y., facility. Bechtel will build the Carroll County Energy Project and EthosEnergy will operate the facility.

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