To meet the growing energy requirements of Surgut and manufacturing facilities of Western Siberia, Surgutskaya GRES-2, a thermal power plant in Russia, will undergo a plant expansion that includes two new GE 9FA gas turbines and a steam turbine. As a result, the total installed capacity of Surgutskaya GRES-2, owned by E.ON Russia, will increase by 800 MW to 5600 MW, GE said.
Similar to Surgutskaya GRES-2’s currently installed equipment, the new generation units use natural gas or associated petroleum gas fuel, which supports the government initiative to increase the use of associated petroleum to 95% by 2012. The units also have an efficiency rate of 55.9%, which will help the plant reduce its CO2 emissions by more than two million tons, while the NOx emissions will be less than 50 mg per cubic meter.
Construction of the two new generating units of Surgutskaya GRES-2 began in the second quarter of 2008, with trials held this year in May and June.