Brazil: Service Contract GE Awarded 300 Million Dollar Deal for Transactional Services of 11 Petrobras Power Plants
The historic deal is GE’s largest transactional power generation services contract in Latin America. Through this agreement, GE will service power generation equipment in Petrobras’ 11 power plants.
Switzerland – In a historic agreement, GE’s Power Services business has recently announced that it will service power generation equipment in 11 power plants owned by Petrobras, Brazil’s majority state-owned oil company. Valued at more than 300 million dollars, the deal represents GE’s largest transactional power generation services agreement in Latin America. The fleet under the contract represents approximately 80 % of the Petrobras total installed fleet and generates 4.3 gigawatts (GW) of energy, equivalent to the residential power consumption of 57 million Brazilians.
As the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of the assets, GE’s expertise on gas turbine engineering, operational profiles and technology solutions were key attributes to the successful deal. GE’s Fleet360 platform of total plant services solutions will help Petrobras ensure reliable, long-term execution of the scheduled outages of its 11 power plants throughout the country while significantly cutting maintenance costs.
The four-year agreement signed in December 2017 includes inspections, parts and repairs for 20 of GE’s heavy-duty gas turbines (four 6FA, six 7FA, 10 GT11N2), 23 of GE’s LM6000 aeroderivative gas turbines, three GE steam turbines and 13 GE generators, which Petrobras has been operating at the 11 power plants since 2001.
Besides its laser-focused domain expertise on power generation technology, GE’s execution teams in Latin America have played a significant role improving cycle time, quality and service to Petrobras as well as other companies in the region.
GE is also working with Celse (Centrais Elétricas de Sergipe) on a turnkey combined-cycle plant project being built in Barra dos Coqueiros in the state of Sergipe. The project will include three of GE’s industry-leading 7HA heavy-duty gas turbines, as well as steam turbine, heat recovery steam generator and transmission technology. GE also will provide operations, maintenance, repairs and digital solutions for the 1,516-megawatt combined-cycle power plant.