The Power of Yes in Action

Can one company help you reduce costs, increase efficiency, and meet emissions regulations? Our answer is “yes.”

Every day, we have more than 6,000 field service employees, delivering solutions that help secure a productive future for nuclear, coal and industrial plants all over the world.

When we answer “YES” to our customers’ most pressing questions, we deliver on that promise. Discover the Power of Yes in action and learn how GE can help you operate more efficiently and economically.

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Emergency response
Can GE repair my broken generator quickly?
YES.

Watch the video to learn more about the GE Steam Power team rising to the challenge to repair a damaged generator at our customer’s Nikola Tesla A #powerplant in Serbia in only 12 days. This is #thePowerofYes.

Planned maintenance
Can GE’s service capabilities help our customers deliver reliable power and prevent rolling blackouts?
Yes.

Recently our team in SSA successfully performed a major outage including upgrades on the steam turbine, generator, control systems & condenser re-tubing on one of the units at Hwange Power Station, adding much needed power to the national grid and helping to ease Zimbabwe’s power deficit. The plant is responsible for meeting over 30% of the country’s electricity demands.

This is the Power of Yes.

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Emergency response Other OEM experience
Can GE rewind my Dongfang generator?
Yes.

In India, a Dongfang Electric generator showed signs of earth fault, stopping any electricity production from the unit. After inspections, our teams advised for a full rotor rewind and balancing at Sanand factory. We were able to deliver the equipment 8 days in advance, saving $4 million USD for our customer.

This is the Power of Yes.

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Emergency response Other OEM experience
Can GE quickly repair my Westinghouse steam turbine?
Yes.

Last year in the United States, for a Westinghouse steam turbine experiencing high eccentricity and vibration at bearings, we were able to provide the best cycle time for repair compared to the original OEM. We performed the inspections, rotor straightening, 24 blade replacements, and reassembly in less than 50 days.

This is the Power of Yes.

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Emergency response Other OEM experience
Can GE repair my Dongfang turbine rotor?
Yes.

Our team in India successfully repaired and refurbished two 10.5MW Dongfang rotor ahead of schedule. The team had to move the rotors to various factories for TIG welding, machining, blade slot cutting and blading, and balancing across the country. Despite the nationwide lockdown, our team was able to complete and deliver the rotors to the customer one month ahead of schedule.

This is the Power of Yes.

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Emergency response Other OEM experience
Can GE repair and extend the life of my Westinghouse generator?
Yes.

Following a failure of a Westinghouse generator in an US power plant, GE was the only services provider that proposed a repair solution versus a costly rotor swap. This short-cycle project saved our customer from months of downtime.

This is the Power of Yes.

Planned maintenance Other OEM experience
Can GE ensure the regular maintenance of my Westinghouse nuclear equipment?
Yes.

Through a 10-year service agreement, our team is executing 2 outages per year on Westinghouse steam turbine and generator equipment for a U.S. nuclear operator.

This is the Power of Yes.

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Planned maintenance Other OEM experience
Can GE service my other OEM generator?
Yes.

Our team in India recently completed a 270MW GVPI type generator stator and rotor repair for RattanIndia Power Limited. Despite the challenges, the project was completed in record time of 90 days. This included a rotor rewind and balancing in the GE factory in Sanand. Delivered ahead of schedule, the unit is now back online, powering again the country.

This is the Power of Yes. 

Emergency response Other OEM experience
Can GE solve my issues with my other OEM steam equipment quickly?
Yes.

When RABEC suffered a shutdown of one of their plants due to unforeseen vibration issues on their other OEM steam equipment, our team worked 24/7 to help bring the power plant back online. With thorough root-cause analysis, engineering, and outage support, as well as on-site repairs, the units are now back to full load again.

This is the Power of Yes. 

New plants
Can GE help me stabilize my grid?
Yes.

We connected our synchronous condenser at the Uchtelfangen substation, in Germany. Our technology allows the substation to not only connect the Rhine-Ruhr area with the Saarland and transport wind power, but also to deliver reactive power to maintain steady voltage on the grid. In addition, our team will ensure its maintenance for the next 5 years through an MYA contract.

This is the Power of Yes 

Cost savings Planned maintenance
Can GE service my excitation system?
Yes.

Our team completed the first-of-its-kind excitation system partial upgrade for our customer TAQA Neyveli in India, in 8 days only and without dismantling the legacy system. It will improve operations and ease maintenance of the plant located in Tamil Nadu.

This is the Power of Yes.

Cost savings Emissions reduction
Can GE help me lower my plant emissions and operating costs at the same time?
Yes.

When a U.S. coal plant needed to reduce its operating costs while staying compliant with EPA emissions standards, they turned to GE’s SulfiTrac AQCS solution – a combination of hardware and software to monitor and control the concentration of sulfite. Based on the performance of its first unit installation, the plant expects to save up to $1.9 million annually by reducing power consumption and needs for additives while maintaining emissions compliance.   

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Cost savings Other OEM experience
Can GE repair my nuclear power plant's other OEM generator?
Yes.

Our service workshop in Rugby worked closely with a leader in nuclear power generation in Europe to identify and repair a water leak in the winding cooling system. Our teams also designed and manufactured a new pipe and performed a partial rewind.

This is the Power of Yes

Planned maintenance Other OEM experience
Can GE help maintain the reliability of my power plant operation?
Yes.

LEAG selected our team to perform maintenance for the next 5 years on 16 Siemens boiler feed pumps and outage management at the Jänschwalde Power Station, one of the largest plants in Germany. The site generates enough electricity to power 5.7 million households and plays a vital role with grid stability in areas including Cottbus, Peitz and Lausitz in the country’s eastern province, also supported by fluctuating renewable energy sources.

This is the Power of Yes

Industrial capabilities Planned maintenance
Can GE overhaul my industrial steam turbine and generator?
Yes.

In Morocco, our team just delivered a major overhaul of a steam turbine and generator for IMACID at their Jorf Lasfar site. The team provided parts, repairs, services and technical support to return the unit to service in less than one month.

This is the Power of Yes

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Planned maintenance
Can GE swap my 180-ton generator?
Yes.

When the 30-year-old generator at the Calaca power plant in the Philippines needed to be replaced, GE’s engineers went back as far as 108 years for a reference of a similar case and built their solution on the learnings from that 1912 swap. Using a 70-meter high crane, the team managed to move out the old 330MW generator through the roof and insert the new one, despite challenges of COVID-19 and the eruption of a nearby volcano.

This is the Power of Yes  

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Industrial capabilities Planned maintenance
Can GE help make my other OEM steam turbine 4% more efficient?
Yes.

In Pakistan we retrofitted two 323MW other OEM steam turbines at a thermal power plant of HUBCO that resulted in over 4% heat rate improvement. What’s more, our team delivered this major retrofit 4 days ahead of schedule.

This is the Power of Yes  

Cost savings Planned maintenance
Can GE increase the efficiency of my coal plant?
Yes.

Our team is currently performing a steam turbine retrofit for a coal plant in Croatia. Improving the heat rate will boost plant efficiency by 3.6% and reduce coal consumption by more than 22,000 tons annually.

This is the Power of Yes

Emergency response Other OEM experience
Can GE repair my other OEM equipment quickly?
Yes.

Our team in India identified and solved a leakage issue on a Beijing Bezhong generator. In less than two weeks, a repair plan was designed with the customer, bar corrections implemented, and the plant was back up and running. 

This is the Power of Yes

Cost savings Planned maintenance
Can GE modernize my coal power plant during a planned outage?
Yes.

One recent modernization project implemented during a planned outage has delivered significant operational improvements for our customer⁠—increasing component availability by 28 percent, extending the facility's operating life by an additional 15 years and increasing output by more than 20 percent.

Cost savings Planned maintenance
Can GE service my ammonia facility?
Yes.

We have a century of experience in the ammonia industry sector. Recently, our team delivered a steam turbine upgrade for one of the world’s largest ammonia producers and supplied spare turbine parts for compressor trains. The results? The facility reduced its operational costs by doubling the length of time between maintenance intervals.

Planned maintenance Other OEM experience
Can GE fully refurbish my coal power plant running on other OEM equipment?
Yes.

Our teams can work on more than 90 other OEM brands, and we are currently doing just that for two coal power plants in Turkey. With the steam turbine, generator and boiler coming from different competitors, we will modernize and refurbish the plants to boost efficiency levels by 6% and significantly decrease local pollution.

Industrial capabilities Cost savings
Can GE help increase my steel plant’s production?
Yes.

Working with one of the world’s leading steel producers, POSCO, our team is retrofitting a 50-year-old steam turbine. The solution will nearly double its ability to generate steam for steel production, enabling POSCO to meet its production goals and stay competitive globally.

Cost savings Emissions reduction
Can GE reduce my coal plant’s NOx emissions?
Yes.

By applying primary and secondary NOx reduction measures on the boilers in 10 other OEM units—representing a combined 1,130 megawatts (MW) of electricity generating capacity— our team and technology reduced the NOx emissions of the largest utility in Central and Eastern Europe by 60%.

Emergency response
Can GE quickly identify and resolve my turbine issues?
YES.

Our team in South Africa was called in to help following the discovery of a broken plate resting on the outlets of the turbine of a coal power plant. Within 12 days, the onsite project team removed the broken plate, repaired the turbine and returned the unit back to full service, a week ahead of the targeted.

New plants
Can GE supply the turbine island for my nuclear power plant?
Yes.

GE will supply the two conventional power islands for Hinkley Point C, UK, which includes the Arabelle steam turbine, generator, and other critical equipment. Already the biggest steam turbine in operation in China, HPC’s Arabelle turbines will be the largest ever built—longer than an Airbus 380—and capable of producing 1,770 MW each.

Planned maintenance
Can GE refurbish my nuclear turbine island?
Yes.

OPG appointed GE as the project leader for the refurbishment of the steam turbines, generators and automation & controls for the 4 Darlington units. We were selected thanks to our extensive expertise in nuclear energy, with 50% of the world nuclear steam turbines and more than 120 service agreements. This project will extend the plant’s life by 30 years.

Cost savings Planned maintenance
Can GE increase my plant lifetime and availability?
Yes.

In just six months GE designed, manufactured and replaced a 40-year-old Stator Core for the Kriel power plant in South Africa. This was a first-of-its-kind, complex modification project in the region that brought back UNIT 2 into full service. The generator was originally built in 1971 by Brown Boveri Company, one of many legacy brands we support in our services business.   

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