GE Power supports the GPG plant in Tuxpan

13 September 2018

GE’s Power Services business has announced results for its cross-fleet gas turbine upgrade project at the Fuerza y Energía de Tuxpan facility in Veracruz, Mexico.

Fuerza y Energía de Tuxpan

GE exceeded its commitment for the project, achieving an output increase of 9.2% and a 2.9% efficiency improvement on one of Tuxpan’s gas turbines, while extending maintenance intervals to 32,000 hours for the 450-megawatt (MW) power plant. GE applied its cross-fleet technologies to two Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. M501F gas turbines and two steam turbines, helping Tuxpan deliver power more competitively to an expanding electricity segment across eight states in Mexico. Tuxpan is owned by Global Power Generation (GPG), the international power generation subsidiary of Naturgy and the Kuwait Investment Authority.

GE completed the work as part of a 12-year agreement, showcasing its Fleet360* platform, which offers plant owners tailored solutions for all power generation equipment, regardless of whether the components were originally supplied by GE or another equipment manufacturer.

The upgrades at Tuxpan include new gas turbine hardware infused with GE’s patented materials technology and improved engine component architecture, which takes advantage of decades of experience in developing and manufacturing gas turbines. GE also serviced Tuxpan’s steam turbines, uprated its generator systems and installed a combustion dynamics monitoring system to help the site identify combustion issues before they occur.