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GE Power’s gas turbine upgrade enhances performance of ADNOC’s General Utilities Plant in Ruwais

October 22, 2019
  • ADNOC Refining and GE Power implement the MXL2 upgrade solution on two 13E2 gas turbines at Ruwais General Utilities Plant.
  • MXL2 upgrade solution has increased total output across both turbines by up to 23 megawatts (MW) and enhanced the availability of each turbine by an additional 6 days per annum by extending the duration between maintenance intervals, thus reducing the plant’s overall operational costs.
  • Additionally, the MXL2 upgrade solution is helping to prevent up to 18,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year.


Abu Dhabi, UAE; October 22, 2019: GE Power has enhanced the operational efficiency and performance of ADNOC Refining’s Ruwais General Utilities Plant with the implementation of its MXL2 upgrade solution on two GE 13E2 gas turbines.


The technology upgrade has increased the total output of the turbines by up to 23 megawatts (MW) using the same amount of fuel. It has also enhanced the availability of each turbine by an additional 6 days per annum by extending the duration between gas turbine maintenance intervals, thus leading to lower operational costs. Moreover, the upgrade solution will help deliver significant environmental benefits, preventing up to 18,000 tons of annual carbon dioxide emissions.


ADNOC Refining supplies a diversified range of petroleum products, including liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), naphtha, gasoline, jet fuel, gas oil and base oils, fuel oil, petrochemical feedstock and propylene, in addition to specialty products such as carbon black and anode coke. The Ruwais General Utilities Plant has an installed base of four GE 13E2 units that can generate up to 650 MW of power that is an essential input for the company’s production processes.


“ADNOC Refining has grown into the world’s fourth largest refinery through a strong focus on building the efficiency and sustainability of its operations and GE is honored to work with the company,” said Joseph Anis, President & CEO of GE’s Power Services and Gas Power Systems businesses in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. “Deploying the MXL2 solution, which combines GE’s latest technology developments and over 10 million operating hours of GT13E2 fleet experience, will support ADNOC Refining in lowering the costs of production per megawatt of power, increasing the availability of their assets and reducing environmental impact.”


In June 2018, GE had announced the new MXL2 with Additive Manufactured Performance (AMP), a part of GE’s Fleet360* total plant solutions. It is the world’s first upgrade solution for GE’s GT13E2 gas turbines that uses key components manufactured using additive technology. The addition of additive manufactured parts into the MXL2 solution represents a turning point in the global power generation industry and confirms GE’s commitment to keep its mature fleets competitive in today’s very dynamic marketplace. The new technology can help gas plant power producers save up to $2 million in fuel annually, while opening up the potential for additional revenue of up to $3 million annually in new power capacity.




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Notes to Editor


About ADNOC Refining:


ADNOC Refining contributes to global oil markets and to the growth of the UAE economy. It operates the Ruwais and Abu Dhabi refineries, which produce over 40 million tons per year of refined products for local and export markets. Its total processing capacity is 922,000 barrels per day. It supplies a diversified range of petroleum products, including LPG, naphtha, gasoline, jet fuel, gas oil and base oils, fuel oil, and Petrochemical feedstock and propylene, in addition to specialty products such as Carbon Black and Anode Coke.


ADNOC Refining has been a member of the Gulf Technology Advisory Council since 2014, the same year that saw its first production of bio jet fuel in Abu Dhabi.  


ADNOC Refining continually invests in new technologies to improve its facilities, boost productivity and deliver operational efficiency. 


About GE:


GE (NYSE:GE) drives the world forward by tackling its biggest challenges. By combining world-class engineering with software and analytics, GE helps the world work more efficiently, reliably, and safely. For more than 125 years, GE has invented the future of industry, and today it leads new paradigms in additive manufacturing, materials science, and data analytics. GE people are global, diverse and dedicated, operating with the highest integrity and passion to fulfill GE’s mission and deliver for our customers.


About GE Power:


GE Power is a world energy leader providing equipment, solutions and services across the energy value chain from generation to consumption. Operating in more than 180 countries, our technology produces a third of the world’s electricity, equips 90 percent of power transmission utilities worldwide, and our software manages more than forty percent of the world’s energy. Through relentless innovation and continuous partnership with our customers, we are developing the energy technologies of the future and improving the power networks we depend on today. For more information please visit, and follow GE Power on Twitter and on LinkedIn.


For more information contact:


Abeer Masood

Senior Communications Manager

GE Power MENA & South Asia

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Nivine William | Rawan AlHosban

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