GEL Utility (GELUL) has selected GE Power Services to support power generation requirements of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’s wholly owned subsidiary, the Port Harcourt Refining Company in Nigeria.
The 12 year multiyear services agreement includes the supply of parts, spares, repairs and services over two major inspection cycles for three units of GE’s TM2500 aeroderivative gas turbines installed earlier at the plant site in 2015.
GELUL is a joint subsidiary of Engro Corporation of Pakistan and Genesis Power & Energy Solutions.
Genesis Energy chairman Akinwole Omoboriowo II said: “As an integrated energy company with a constant focus on commitment for greater efficiency in our investments and reduction of our costs without compromising the safety and production goals of our customers, we have been working with GE for several years to ensure optimum performance of the power generation assets installed at our various plants.
“We are pleased with this unique transaction experience with GE, which will help our esteemed customer, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, to accomplish the scheduled outages of our assets at the Port Harcourt Refining Company, while also increasing significantly our savings in maintenance throughout the duration of the agreement.”
GE stated that its Power Services offering will include the expanded capabilities on GE’s TM2500 fast power solution assets installed at the plant. The TM2500 aeroderivative gas turbines are claimed to enable utilities to fulfill their generation requirements within days.
The state-owned refinery will be supplied with an optimal supply of power it needs to run the plant reliably.
GE claims that its TM2500 fast power solution provides reliable distributed power units. Plant operators will not face frequent interruptions and instabilities due to technical problems related to faulty equipment or an unstable electricity grid.
The units can also support the frequent and rapid ramp up to meet load and demand fluctuations. With production capacity currently at about 210,000 barrels per day, the Port-Harcourt refinery will need a constant supply of power with no room for downtime to the facility and its operations.