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.
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are committed to accelerating decarbonization efforts. The strategic and urgent deployment of renewables and gas, while transitioning away from liquid fuels, can contribute to this goal rapidly and at scale to secure a more reliable, affordable, and sustainable energy future in the region.
Since GE gas turbines run on a variety of liquid and gaseous fuels (including hydrogen and hydrogen-blended fuels) and have helped set world records for efficiency, units like the 9HA have the operating agility to help bring Kuwait Vision 2035 to life.
Kuwait Vision 2035 aims to transform the country into a financial and trade hub and attract foreign investment. As part of this transformation, Kuwait will need new power capacity to meet its growing energy needs and support a decarbonized energy future. GE has the solution to support Kuwait’s anticipated growth in renewable energy and its transition to a lower carbon energy future: The 9HA gas turbine.
Saudi Arabia is experiencing a surge in both GDP growth and energy production needs. And with an increase in renewables as well, it’s important that Saudi Arabia’s industrial customers have reliable gas power to help provide uninterrupted electricity. GE’s aeroderivative gas turbines feature the efficiency, reliability, and dependability needed to keep industrial businesses independent and running when it matters most.
The roadmap includes the potential use of hydrogen, ammonia, and carbon capture solutions to reduce carbon emissions from gas turbines used to power ADNOC’s downstream and industry operations, including at the world-scale Ruwais Industrial Complex, in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
EGA and GE to develop a roadmap to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the operation of EGA’s existing GE natural gas turbines by exploring hydrogen as a fuel, as well as carbon capture, utilization and storage solutions.
GE Gas Power to supply Marafiq with four TM2500 aeroderivative gas turbines and subsequently build, own and operate a power plant for Tanweer in Oman. The TM2500 units will run on natural gas and replace diesel generators, contributing to fewer greenhouse gas emissions per megawatt hour of power generation.
GE to provide five Advanced Gas Path (AGP) upgrade units, maintenance services for 15 years, and cybersecurity solutions for 5 years to Qatalum, marking the first time that the AGP solution will be deployed in Qatar.
The UAE's first 9HA gas turbines are installed at the Hamriyah Independent Power Plant. Learn more about what is expected to be the most efficient power plant in the Middle East’s utilities sector.
GE has installed the 9FA gas turbine upgrade on two gas turbines for Upper Egypt Electricity Company at the Kureimat Power Plant to help meet the power demand of an additional 75,000 Egyptian households; the upgrade increased the efficiency by 2.8% and output by 7.8%. In addition, GE’s AGP, DLN, and Advanced Extendor Combustion technologies will be used to help decrease outage times.
Striving to create the most efficient power station in Bahrain, Alba will use three GE HA gas turbines in its combined-cycle power plant to increase performance, predictability, profitability, and efficiency at the world’s largest smelting plant.