GE Power lands cogeneration project in Mexico

GE Power lands cogeneration project in Mexico

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GE Power will provide an LM2500+ aeroderivative gas turbine and long-term services for a new natural gas cogeneration plant at paper manufacturer Bio-PAPPEL's San Juan del Rio, Mexico, paper mill.

According to a press release, the new facility will generate electricity and heat for the factory, which primarily makes uncoated wood-free paper in large rolls and cut size paper for printing and copying as well as notebooks for customers in Mexico.

"We selected GE's proven LM2500+ aeroderivative gas turbine technology and long-term services after we recognized that installing a new cogeneration plant at our notebook production facility will help us meet our current production goals, maintain our leadership in Mexico's paper industry and support our commitment towards sustainability," said Martin Rincon, chief sustainability officer of Bio-PAPPEL.

The LM2500+ has a base rating of 31.9 MW and incorporates an additional stage of compression for another 11 MW of simple cycle output. The gas turbine has a net efficiency of 34.7%.

Under the terms of the agreement, GE is supplying the LM2500+ gas turbine unit and a 20+ multiyear services agreement to help Bio-PAPPEL improve reliability and availability of the turbine as well as paper production.

As part of the multiyear services agreement, GE will provide remote monitoring and diagnostics-based condition monitoring of the LM2500+ unit to help ensure the power plant's increased availability by extending the intervals between maintenance periods.