GE's HA Gas Turbine to Power Indeck Niles Energy Center

  • GE will provide its record-setting HA gas turbine, the company's most advanced and efficient technology, for the project in Michigan
  • Indeck Niles will be one of the most efficient energy centers of its kind in Michigan providing superior efficiency and environmental compliance
  • GE has secured 30+ orders for the HA in North America alone and 85+ orders globally - and the HA recently surpassed 300,000 operating hours from 30+ commercially operating units

GE Power  today announced an order for its HA gas turbine technology for the Indeck Niles Energy Center in Niles, Michigan.

GE will work through a contract with Kiewit Power Constructors (Kiewit), the engineering, construction and procurement (EPC) contractor on the project, to integrate two of GE’s 7HA.02 gas turbines into the approximately 1,000-megawatt power plant project. Indeck Niles—which will become one of the most efficient energy centers of its kind in Michigan—will be able to provide the equivalent electricity needed by 635,000 homes and businesses.

The developer of the project is Indeck Energy Services, Inc. The plant is owned 50 percent by Korea Southern Power Co. Ltd., 30 percent by Daelim Energy Co. Ltd. and 20 percent by Indeck Energy Services, Inc. and is scheduled to be completed in 2022. The construction of the plant is expected to create 500 union construction jobs and 21 full-time jobs for ongoing plant operations. The order also contains a GE steam turbine and generator, two heat recovery generators (HRSG), and a multi-year services agreement.

“We are very proud that the Indeck Niles Energy Center will not only be one of the most efficient energy centers of its kind in Michigan by using GE’s latest gas generation technology, but will also be a significant investment spurring the creation of jobs, tax revenue, and economic redevelopment for the City of Niles,” said Gerald R. Forsythe, Chairman and CEO of Indeck Energy Services, Inc.

“We are honored to be selected for this project and to bring our record-setting HA technology to this state-of-the-art facility,” said Dave Ross, President of Sales, North America for GE Power. “With the winning combination of GE’s latest technology and Kiewit’s construction expertise, the Indeck Niles Energy Center will be able to quickly produce flexible, reliable, and affordable electricity for years to come.”

GE’s HA fleet of gas turbines has surpassed more than 300,000 operating hours and has secured more than 85 orders from 35+ customers across more than 16 countries. The HA turbine has been recognized for powering the world’s most efficient power plants in both the 50hz and 60hz energy segments. GE also recently announced orders for the 7HA.02 gas turbine in the United States at Long Ridge Energy Center in Ohio and the Hill Top Energy Center in Pennsylvania.

Source: General Electric (GE)
Date: May 20, 2019