GE selected as lifecycle partner for a refinery plant
03 September 2019
GE Steam Power has been selected by Orlen to deliver a full life cycle power generation package for its Plock refinery plant which includes a new steam turbine generator set, Predix Asset Performance Management (APM) software and Industrial Managed Services, as well as a 10-year Multi-Year Agreement (MYA). This mix of industrial hardware, software and service expertise will help our customer increase the reliability and efficiency and extend the overall life of its plant.
Elektrociepłownia Płock is the largest industrial unit of this type in Poland. With GE’s modernization project, the plant will continue to deliver stable and reliable electricity and supply heat for its own production as well as the companies operating in the vicinity and the city of Plock for years to come.
The new steam turbine generator set will replace the existing equipment at Plock Unit 1, which has been in operation for the past 50 years. Under a turnkey contract, GE Steam Power will integrate the new steam turbine generator set and its auxiliaries into the existing turbine island. Unit 1’s output will increase from 55MW to 65MW along with a 10% increase in efficiency.
In addition, GE will deliver its Predix APM cloud-based software and connect the unit to a remote monitoring and diagnostic center to drive improved reliability and availability. APM provides real-time visibility into the health of assets and predicts and diagnoses issues before they occur with the help of predictive analytics. Reliability engineers will ensure the stable and reliable operations of the unit, each day, all year.
Once the unit is in operation, GE Steam Power and Fieldcore, a GE company, will provide ongoing inspection and maintenance support under the 10-year MYA.
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