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GE to Display World’s Largest Gas Turbine

GE to Display World’s Largest Gas TurbineGE to Display World’s Largest Gas Turbine

As the Middle East region focuses on accelerating infrastructure investment to boost its power sector, GE (General Electric) is putting the spotlight on enhancing power sector efficiencies through its advanced portfolio of industry-leading technologies at POWER-GEN Middle East to be held from October 12 to 14, 2014 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, Business Intelligence Mideast reported Monday.

One of the highlights of GE’s participation at the event is the regional launch of the world’s largest and most efficient gas turbines – the 9HA and 7HA for 50 and 60 hertz applications. GE’s latest air-cooled H-class technology operates at more than 61 percent combined cycle efficiency and leads the industry with cleaner, reliable and cost-effective conversion of natural gas to electricity.

The 9HA also leads the industry in output, exceeding 470 megawatts (MW) per unit while using less gas per MW than any other turbine on the market. The HA turbines will help power plants in the region meet the growing demand for electricity, estimated to be increasing at 7 percent per annum over the next decade.

Also in the spotlight is GE’s new 9EMax solution, a game-changing leap forward in 9E gas turbine performance that redefines how customers in the Middle East can quickly deliver more power, at lower costs.

This breakthrough technology can further elevate the output and efficiency of existing GE 9E gas turbines while empowering power providers to rapidly and cost-effectively deploy the solution.