ThomasNet News Logo
Sign Up | Log In | ThomasNet Home | Promote Your Business

GE Power Conversion Wins Two Orders to Supply 24 MV7000 Drives for Saudi Electricity Company Mega-Thermal Power Projects

Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  

GE Co.
25925 Telegraph Dr.
Southfield, MI, 48034
USA



Press release date: March 11, 2014

• US$23 Million Order Awarded by Hyundai Heavy Industries
• Underlines Commitment of GE to Provide Highly Efficient and Flexible Components for Power Sector
• MV7000 Range of Drives Provides Power and Control Flexibility for Region’s Largest Power Generation Facilities

JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA – GE Power Conversion (NYSE: GE) has won two orders to supply highly efficient and flexible components for Saudi Electricity Company (SEC), the region’s largest power generation utility.

GE was awarded a contract to supply 24 18-megawatt (MW) MV7000 variable speed drives (VSD) to SEC’s Jeddah South and Shuqaiq Steam Power Plants. Each project consists of four 660-MW power blocks and is considered one of the largest steam power plants globally. Hyundai Heavy Industries, the engineering, procurement and construction firm, awarded the contract.

The MV7000 range supplied by GE will drive the boiler feed pumps, which are the main plant auxiliaries, minimizing effects on the supply network by controlling motor speed, torque and power as well as providing more efficiency over the life cycle of the plant operation to the benefit of SEC. The product range responds rapidly to changes in load, speed and torque commands and requires very limited, simple maintenance. This technology from GE also has eradicated complex mechanical components, and it provides a soft start that reduces voltage dips and starting shock to lessen required maintenance.

Alexander Kajo, GE Power Conversion Middle East, North Africa Turkey CEO said, “Saudi Electricity Company is one of GE’s long-term partners, with our power generation technology installed in more than 40 sites of the region’s leading utility. Our contract to support the prestigious Jeddah Steam and Shuqaiq Steam Power Plants is significant for us as it highlights our competencies to provide highly efficient and flexible technologies for large power plants. We are thankful to Saudi Electricity Company and Hyundai Heavy Industries for our long-term partnership.”

MV7000 drives can support both induction and synchronous machines with high-performance vector control across all speed ranges. Its high power factor minimizes the effect on the supply network while offering increased availability. The efficiency gains customers can expect to reap are around 10 percent. Other key differentials include strong energy optimization, longer life expectancy even under load cycling and strong high levels of safety.

With nearly 80 years of experience and 1,300 employees in Saudi Arabia, GE is expanding its presence in the Kingdom through knowledge-sharing initiatives and increased investments for technology centers that provide service repair support and customer training in the power, water and oil and gas sectors.

Today, GE assists in the generation of more than half of Saudi Arabia’s power supply and has more than 500 gas turbines installed in the kingdom.

About GE Power Conversion
GE’s Power Conversion business applies the science and systems of power conversion to help drive the electrification of the world’s energy infrastructure by designing and delivering advanced motor, drive and control technologies that evolve today’s industrial processes for a cleaner, more productive future. Serving specialized sectors such as energy, marine, oil and gas, renewables and industry, through customized solutions and advanced technologies, GE Power Conversion partners with customers to maximize efficiency. To learn more, please visit: www.gepowerconversion.com.

About GE
GE (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and curing the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works. For more information, visit the company's website at www.ge.com.

Media contacts:

GE news
Masto Public Relations
Email information@mastopr.com

Paul Floren
GE
Power Conversion, External Affairs
Phone +33 1 53 59 28 44
Email paul.floren@ge.com
Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
Contacts: View detailed contact information.


 

Post a comment about this story

Name:
E-mail:
(your e-mail address will not be posted)
Comment title:
Comment:
To submit comment, enter the security code shown below and press 'Post Comment'.
 



 See related product stories
More .....
 See more product news in:
Controls and Controllers
Mechanical Power Transmission
 More New Product News from this company:
Operator Interface brings touch functionality to factory floor.
Motor Protection Platform incorporates control and management.
Three-Phase Inverter fosters effective solar integration.
Handheld Portable Video Borescope streamlines inspections.
Distribution Management Software helps manage Europe's grid.
More ....
| Featured Manufacturing Jobs
 Other News from this company:
Statoil, GE and Ferus Natural Gas Fuels Expanding Flare Gas Solution in Bakken
GE Oil & Gas Showcases Growth in Technology and Global Capabilities
Freeport LNG Selects GE for Major North American LNG Export Project
First Order of GE's 616 Diesel Engine Secured by Clarke Energy for Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc
GE Intelligent Platforms Receives $1.5m Order from Spain's Sainsel to Enable New Equipment for Mission Systems
More ....
 Tools for you
Watch Company 
View Company Profile
Company web site
More news from this company
E-mail this story to a friend
Save Story
Search for suppliers of
Variable Speed Drives
Variable Speed Mechanical Drives
Speed Drives
Variable Speed Motor Drives
Power Transmission Drives
Drives
Join the forum discussion at:
Tools of the Trade


Home  |  My ThomasNet News®  |  Industry Market Trends®  |  Submit Release  |  Advertise  |  Contact News  |  About Us
Brought to you by Thomasnet.com        Browse ThomasNet Directory

Copyright © 2014 Thomas Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms of Use - Privacy Policy



Error close

Please enter a valid email address