GDF Suez: Two Gas Turbine Units Commissioned, Singapore
LNG player GDF SUEZ of France said that Senoko Energy in Singapore has begun commercial operation of two combined cycle gas turbine units, each with a capacity of 430MW.
The two new units are part of Senoko Energy’s Repowering Project, announced in 2008, which aims to convert two thirty-year old oil-fired units into technologically advanced and efficient combined cycle units, reducing Senoko Energy’s carbon emission by more than a million tonnes a year.
Senoko Energy is the largest power generation company in Singapore, operating a 3,300MW portfolio and providing around 25% of the country’s electricity needs. Electricity demand growth in Singapore has averaged 4% per annum over the past 10 years. Through its 30% ownership in Senoko Energy, GDF SUEZ has a strong position in this market.
In Asia, GDF SUEZ also has operations in Thailand, Singapore, Pakistan, Indonesia and Laos. It has nearly 11GW of power generation capacity in operation and under construction.
LNG World News Staff, October 29, 2012; Image: GDF Suez