Aeros helping this airport take flight
With a new services contract for its LM6000 aeroderivative gas turbines, Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok is looking at clearer skies ahead.
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.
aeroderivative gas turbines currently
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annual passengers transiting Suvarnabhumi
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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
The service agreement will help DCAP improve the performance efficiency of the 110-MW plant, assure stability and reliability of the international airport’s power production and cooling system, while reducing overall cost of ownership. As the OEM of the LM6000 gas turbine, GE aims to bring improved availability and performance to the plant while performing all of the plant’s major maintenance needs over the next five years.
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