GT13E2 MXL2 Upgrade Implementation Projects
Centrica’s South Humber Bank combined cycle power plant, in UK North East Lincolnshire, upgraded three GT13E2 gas turbines with its MXL2 solutions.
Given the low capacity agreement prices set in UK auctions, existing combined-cycle plants need low, predictable maintenance costs and high performance technology to offer operators a competitive position and enough income from power generation.
The GT13Ew MXL2 engine upgrade project increases the efficiency of their natural gas power plants to remain competitive in the United Kingdom ever changing power industry, helping the plant to meet the electricity needs of more than 1 million homes (nearly half the homes in the Yorkshire and Humber regions).
“We are very pleased to make these upgrades at South Humber Bank, the future of this important power station has been secured for at least another decade as we can now return these turbines to full commercial operation and strengthen our competitiveness.”
Mark Futyan, director of merchant power at Centrica’s Distributed Energy and Power business.
Alstom upgraded two GT13E2 gas turbines for Dubai Aluminium’s (DUBAL) combined-cycle power plant in the United Arab Emirates.
The dual fuel MXL2 retrofit product is provides DUBAL with the ability to achieve a 1% increase in combined cycle mode efficiency. In addition, the technology will also produce an additional 12MW of gross power output, reduce CO2 emissions and also increase service intervals by one-third, thereby contributing to significant reduction in operating costs.
Alstom Power Switzerland
Designed to be compatible with all installed GT13E2 units, the GT13E2 MXL2 upgrade builds on over 10 million operating hours of GT13E2 fleet experience.
The GT13E2 MXL2 upgrade allows operators to benefit from increased efficiency, improved power output, and significantly extended service intervals.