Overview

The January 2020 order wasn’t the first time IEC has selected GE’s HA technology. IEC is using GE’s HA gas turbine technology at its Orot Rabin plant, located in Hadera, Israel.

The background

As part of an existing plan to convert the Orot Rabin coal-fired power plant to gas generation, IEC ordered a first 9HA turbine in 2019. IEC’s focus on modernizing its plants, announced in 2018, comes as a result of a law passed by the Government of Israel’s Clean Air Law 2011.

A full solution portfolio

In the latest order, GE will also provide a steam turbine, generator, heat recovery steam generator and balance of plant equipment—as well as a 15-year multi-year services agreement.

Outcomes

A more sustainable, flexible solution for Orot Rabin

500,000

operating hours for the HA fleet

of Israel’s electricity capacity delivered

1260 MW

of power produced

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Adding a second 9HA.01 gas turbine from GE for our modernization project further ensures we are investing in industry-leading technology to help meet the growing needs of the businesses and citizens in Israel. Our efforts will change the way power is delivered in the country.

Ofer Bloch

President and CEO, Israel Electric Corporation

Once operational, the Orot Rabin combined-cycle gas turbines are expected to be the largest and most efficient gas-fired power units in Israel, delivering up to 1,260 MW, more than 8% of Israel’s current total power generation capacity.

GE’s 9HA.01 gas turbines are expected to have a net efficiency rate of more than 61% using natural gas as the primary fuel and fuel oil as secondary fuel. Each of GE’s 9HA.01 units is expected to produce 630 MW to replace the production from four of the existing coal-fired units when the plant enters commercial operation for the first unit in 2022.