BADEN, SWITZERLAND—August 27, 2019—This week, the SSA Gas Power systems & Power services team announced they have successfully completed upgrades to the entire GE fleet of three LM6000PA and one LM6000PC gas turbines at the Songas Ubungo Power Plant in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The Ubungo power plant provides more than 20% of the grid connected power in Tanzania.
These technology upgrades will increase the power plant’s efficiency and reliability, enabling Songas to maintain the plant in the most economical way possible. GE’s SPRINT (SPRayINTercooling) technology, installed on two of the four units, increases gas turbine performance.
The customer was very pleased with GE’s execution because it was completed safely and ahead of schedule, with great commitment and consistency across the four LM6000 units. In the plant manager’s words, “All the four projects were completed safely and successfully as per schedule. This required great commitment, and the GE team demonstrated this on a consistent basis in all the four project upgrades. One of the success stories for this project is the ability for the GE team to work hand in hand with our team.”
The successful completion of this project not only improves Songas’ performance levels, but through the additional reliable supply of electricity, continues to contribute to the economic development of the country, making a significant difference in the lives of Tanzanians.
“Over the past 15 years, Songas and GE have collaborated on the Ubungo power plant, and we’re excited to help enhance operations, increase capacity, and deliver the principles of safety first, quality foremost and operational excellence,” said Elisee Sezan, CEO for GE’s Gas Power systems business in sub–Saharan Africa.
Congratulations to Kahia Cordeiro, Musa Jalloh, Samuel Tema and all who were involved in this win! A true demonstration of customer fulfillment.
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