GE Energy signs $45m service contract with DUBAL
US company to carry out maintenance on 19 GE gas turbines
GE Energy has announced that is has signed a multi-year service contract for more than US$45 million with the Dubai Aluminium Company Limited (DUBAL) that will see the company carry out maintenance on 19 GE gas turbines that power the DUBAL production complex.
“Performance and reliability of our power supply are very important for the production of aluminum,” Abdulla Kalban, president and CEO of DUBAL said.
“This service agreement with GE will help us reduce our cost of generating electricity, which will lead to a lower cost of aluminum production, positioning us more competitively in the global market,” he added.
The GE gas turbines operating at the DUBAL power plant include six Frame 9E units, five Frame 9Bs and eight Frame 5s. As part of the service agreement, the NOx emissions of the Frame 5 units will be reduced by 15%.
“Our service agreement will provide DUBAL with GE’s technical experience and support to meet their specific power generation requirements,” Joseph Anis, president of GE Energy for the Middle East said.
“The reliable supply of power and long-term performance of the gas turbines is key to the overall success of this milestone project. With a dependable and efficient supply of power, DUBAL can focus on its core mission - the production of aluminum,” he added.
The agreement covers the supply of parts, performance uprates, repairs and field services for planned outages for the gas turbines, over a period of seven years.