EthosEnergy Awarded ECOMAX Contract by Bizkaia Energia in World First for GE 9F Turbines

EthosEnergy has been awarded a contract by Bizkaia Energia for the installation of its unique ECOMAX® control technology on two GE Frame 9 gas turbines in a world first on this equipment type.

The contract is for full installation and commissioning of the ECOMAX® auto-tuning technology on the Frame 9 turbines located at the Amorebieta combined cycle gas plant in Bilbao, Spain. This will be the first time EthosEnergy has worked with Bizkaia Energia.

Director of Engineering, Project and Planning from Bizkaia Energia said, ”EthosEnergy took the time to understand our key drivers for this work and tailored a solution accordingly.

“Not only is their ECOMAX® technology cost effective, it allows us the flexibility and independence to enhance the tuning of our Frame 9 turbines ensuring they run at their optimum rate.”

Kurt Berg, SVP of Optimization & Upgrades at EthosEnergy, said, “This is an important milestone for EthosEnergy, not only is this the first time our ECOMAX® system has been installed in Europe, these turbines will be the first GE 9Fs with ECOMAX® globally.

“We understood that the tuning of these turbines was vital to Bizkaia Energia and our customized solution provides them with auto-tuning capability which reduces downtime and, improves efficiency and reliability.”

Source: EthosEnergy
Date: Dec 20, 2018