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Saudi Arabia is experiencing a surge in both GDP growth and energy production needs. At the same time, the country is planning to generate 50% of its electricity through renewable sources—particularly solar—by 2030 and to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2060. With an increase in renewables, it’s important that Saudi Arabia’s industrial customers have reliable gas power to help provide uninterrupted electricity.

GE Gas Power’s aeroderivative gas turbines feature the efficiency, reliability, dependability, and fuel flexibility (including hydrogen capability) you need to create your own onsite power—keeping you independent and letting you stay up and running when it matters most.

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How hydrogen works

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Learn more about how GE's aeroderivative gas turbines can help fuel Saudi Arabia's energy transition by providing reliable, efficient, uninterrupted power.

SaudiVision2030

Powering Saudi Arabia Forward forum commemorates milestone achievements and key initiatives in support of SaudiVision2030.

Keeping your production running

Choose your industry

Our wide range of aeroderivative gas turbines is well-suited for energy-intensive industries like yours. Choose an industry below to learn more about how we can help keep your production running.

Cement

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The cement industry is an energy-intensive manufacturing industry, and with urbanization currently driving investment in infrastructure, cement is expected to grow at a steady rate. If you’re in the cement industry, it’s more important than ever to make sure that your operations run as efficiently as possible to help reduce operating costs. GE’s aeroderivative gas turbines can help.

Aviation

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Airports are required to rely on electric power generation that features both high availability and reliability, as well as redundant backup systems—or risk losing their entire operation. Providing an electric power generation solution that uses a combination of technologies aids in ensuring reliable operations, increasing efficiency, and reducing overall energy costs. GE recommends a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) solution to help airports achieve (and exceed) their requirements.

Metals & Mining

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In the mining industry, owners consider power generation a vital part of their plant organization. Aluminium smelters, steel mills, and steel ferro alloys are considered bulk users of electric power, and reliability of a power generation source is vital. With mining always looking to reduce both costs and environmental impact, GE’s aeroderivative gas turbines can help.

Healthcare

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Hospitals are large energy consumers. With 24/7 energy demand, including heating and cooling, the typical hospital in the U.S. uses up to three times* the energy of a commercial building. With such high energy usage, more efficient energy consumption can mean big savings. In fact, $1 million in energy savings translates to ~$34 million* a hospital no longer needs to raise revenues to create profit.

*Data sources (2019): https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/12/19/3775/htm

Food & beverage

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As demand for food and drink increases, the global food and beverage industry must find ways to use our world’s natural resources more efficiently.

As a producer, you also know that a more secure and long-term approach to energy use can provide cost savings to you, as well as benefits to the environment. Energy costs often rank among the top 5* expenses for U.S. food and beverage manufacturers. All sources of energy in manufacturing including water/wastewater, air, gas, electricity and steam, may make up over 20%* of the cost of goods sold for food and beverage plants.

*Data source (2021): https://www.buckles-smith.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/energy-management-food-production.pdf

A complete portfolio

Recommended products to meet your needs

GE’s aeroderivative gas turbines are highly available and flexible, have dual-fuel capability (gaseous and liquid fuels) and require less maintenance than larger engines because they were originally engineered for airplanes, with the ability to achieve multiple starts per day.

  • LM2500XPRESS*
  • LM6000*
  • TM2500*
  • Thermal hybrids

One of the most modular gas turbines in the world

With up to 95% assembly in the factory, the LM2500XPRESS was created for speed and simplicity. The LM2500XPRESS comes pre-packaged in 10 simplified modules for easy installation and features 25 electrical interconnects vs. 130+ for a traditional plant, as well as minimal mechanical interconnects. The LM2500XPRESS can be installed in about 14 days, and its plug and play nature provides industrial companies the ability to get up and running fast.

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POWER OUTPUT 34 MW
UNITS INSTALLED 2,542
EFFICIENCY Up to 38.5%
START TIME 5 minutes
RELIABILITY 99.5%
AVAILABILITY 98.7%

Performance data above based on ISO conditions (15 deg C/60% RH, Sea Level)

Recommended for Fast track peaking/mid merit applications
Standout features Modularized, prefabricated skid mounted, pre-commissioned solution; reduced on-site installation and commissioning; zero gas turbine water consumption requirement.
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A leader in the 40+ MW space

With over 40 million operating hours and more than 1,300 units shipped, GE’s LM6000 aeroderivative gas turbine offers greater than 99% start and operational reliability and over 98% availability. Its 5-minute fast start allows operators to differentiate their dispatch capability while a simple two-spool design results in lower overall maintenance costs. Universal and modular packaging gives the LM6000 a smaller footprint and allows for faster installation and commissioning.

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POWER OUTPUT 45-58 MW
UNITS INSTALLED 1,320
EFFICIENCY Up to 41.3%
START TIME 5 minutes
RELIABILITY 99.8%
AVAILABILITY 98.7%

Performance data above based on ISO conditions (15 deg C/60% RH, Sea Level)

Recommended for Peaking, mid-merit and hybrid grid firming, combined-cycle and CHP
Standout features Great for simple and combined-cycle applications.
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Fast, mobile power

With installation and commissioning in as few as 11 days, a TM2500 can help you respond quickly to emergency situations—or help generate back up power during natural disaster relief, plant shutdowns or grid instability. Use the TM2500 to bridge the power gap for short- and long-term energy planning, stabilize the grid, or reach and power remote locations. Not only do you get fast power, you get reliable power with TM2500.

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POWER OUTPUT 33-36 MW
UNITS INSTALLED 300+
EFFICIENCY Up to 37%
START TIME 5 minutes
RELIABILITY 99.5%
AVAILABILITY 98.7%

Performance data above based on ISO conditions (15 deg C/60% RH, Sea Level)

Recommended for Fast power and emergency power applications
Standout features Modularized, prefabricated skid mounted, pre-commissioned solution; reduced on-site installation and commissioning; zero gas turbine water consumption requirement.
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Enabling renewable power sources

Thermal hybrids involve the interconnected operation of a thermal asset with a renewable and/or an energy storage asset, and they are expanding the possibilities of electricity generation. GE’s hybrid solutions range from upgrading and improving the capabilities of an existing facility to incorporating hybrid technologies into a new generation facility or transmission and distribution network—and they can be customized and scaled to meet your specific needs. Thermal hybrids can help Saudi Arabia reach its goal to generate 50% electricity through renewable resources by 2030. 

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Case studies

Australia: Helping deliver reliable power to remote locations for Rio Tinto

In the Pilbara region of Western Australia, Rio Tinto operates the world's largest integrated mining operation for iron ore, the primary raw material used to make steel. Heavy-duty, reliable, and efficient sources of power are necessary to help ensure uninterrupted operation.

But the mines’ remote locations make it technically and logistically challenging to add them to the electric grid. Rio Tinto turned to GE to provide an on-site power solution at the remote West Angelas site. GE installed the LM6000 aeroderivative gas turbine, one of the most efficient open-cycle gas turbines in the world.

The turbines help deliver more than 40 MW of power at more than 40% efficiency while maintaining 25 parts per million (ppm) nitrous oxide levels when running on gas fuel and 85 ppm when running on diesel fuel. Additionally, GE's dual-fuel DLE technology can lower nitrous oxide emissions without needing water injection, which is a significant benefit for customers with limited water availability, a common issue in Australia.

 

40%+

efficiency

40 MW+

output

Pit of iron ore mine in Pilbara region in Western Australia

Africa's Orapa Power Plant: Mastering energy demand in Botswana

The Orapa Power Station is a peak load power generation plant in a mining town in northeastern Botswana’s Central District.  The plant was a response to the mining industry’s electricity needs as well as serious energy shortfalls that plagued the country. The plant uses two 45MW GE LM6000 gas turbines supplied by GE Gas Power. These dual fuel Sprint simple cycle units are among more than 6,000 turbines in GE's fleet installed throughout the world.

 

90 MW

power plant

2x 45MW

LM6000 gas turbines

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GE and Algoma Steel: Upgrading to increase efficiency

Algoma Steel Inc. needed upgrades for its combined-cycle power plant, specifically to integrate an electric arc furnace into its steel production for better sustainability. To supply Algoma Steel with sufficient internal generation to power the electric arc furnace, GE will provide two LM6000 aeroderivative gas turbines, multiple control systems, and a full rewind of their No. 2 generator.

 

2.8 million

tons of steel produced every year

110 MW

from 35 MW, with two LM6000s

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"Our transformation to EAF steelmaking and green steel products includes the upgrade of our internal generation capacity, and we’re pleased to partner with industry leader GE for this important milestone. The project also reflects Algoma’s continued commitment to our community by engaging local contractors to support the installation."

Michael McQuade

Chief Executive Officer, Algoma

The world’s first battery storage and gas turbine hybrid: Southern California Edison

Due to California’s Aliso Canyon energy emergency, there were growing concerns regarding changing regulations and grid requirements. By installing GE’s new LM6000 Hybrid EGT, Southern California Edison ensures that their facility will see an increase in renewable energy and fuel savings.

reduction in emissions

2 million

fewer gallons of water to operate

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"GE’s new LM6000 Hybrid EGT product fits well with SCE's objective of providing cost–effective, innovative solutions that enhance grid reliability, flexibility, and fast response to our customers."

Phil Herrington

Vice President of Generation for SCE

Aeros are helping this airport take flight

As Thailand’s leading transportation hub, Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport accommodates about 64 million passengers and 1.3 million* tons of cargo a year—making it a facility that requires a lot of power. In August 2020, GE announced a new contract from District Cooling System and Power Plant Co., Ltd (DCAP), the biggest district cooling plant in Thailand, for services support for two existing GE LM6000PD aeroderivative gas turbines that provide power and chilled water to Suvarnabhumi airport.
 *Data source (2019): https://www.airportthai.co.th/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Report-2019.pdf

64 million

annual passengers transiting Suvarnabhumi

40+

aeroderivative gas turbines currently operating in Thailand

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"Being the OEM provider for our current fleet, we selected GE as the service provider to help us increase the full potential of our plant assets. We know that GE has a proven track record of providing high-quality technology and services, and with this service agreement, we trust in the company's technical expertise and its regional capabilities in engineering and technical support."

Mr. Suthep Ruangpornwisuth

Director Acting General Manager, DCAP

Nigeria’s Dangote Cement integrates GE’s APM

Operating in densely populated Nigeria, Dangote Cement needed to become more energy self-sufficient and gain visibility on asset health. They turned to GE Gas Power to modernize aging turbines and to install its asset performance management (APM) to diagnose and predict risks before they occur.

 

190 million

Nigerian citizens depending on reliable power 

50,000

hours added to Dangote’s service agreement

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"GE’s digital solutions will allow us to become more self-sufficient in power production and anticipate downtime. Such operational performance is crucial in the most populous country in Africa, and it also being the seventh most populous country in the world."

Ravi Sood

Operations Director, Dangote Cement PLC

Self-cogenerated power for the Greater Toronto Airport Authority

42 MW

GE LM6000PD gas turbines

The Greater Toronto Airport Authority went beyond energy self-sufficiency when building its own cogeneration plant. Using two 42 MW GE LM6000PD gas turbines, the Airport Authority produces steam for physical plant heating, cooling, and electricity for its collective airport facilities.

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Towards a Low-Carbon Future in the GCC

Leadership on the global stage today is impossible without a strong agenda to contribute to a low-carbon world and a detailed plan to achieve these aspirations. The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have increased efforts to decarbonize their economies, but there is an urgent need to further accelerate these efforts. HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al-Saud, Minister of Energy, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Scott Strazik, CEO, GE Power; and other industry leaders recently joined The Economist for a discussion on the real opportunities for meaningful climate action within the GCC.

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