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GE awarded contract for Brazilian power plant

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According to Reuters, General Electric (GE) has been awarded a US$900 million contract to construct a 1500 MW natural gas-fired combined cycle power plant in Brazil.

Reportedly, this will be the largest plant of its type in Latin America. Reuters claims that construction will begin in November 2016, with the plant scheduled to open by 2020.

The project is located near Aracaju, which is the state capital of Sergipe, Brazil. It was awarded by a Golar LNG Ltd and GenPower Participacoes SA joint venture (JV) – GG Power.

The contract was signed with Centrais Elétricas de Sergipe SA, which is made up of EBRASIL Energia Ltda and Golar. The contract involves the first such sale of GE’s power generators along with the heat recovery steam generator and transmission system technology that it acquired from Alstom in 2015.

Reuters reports that the power plant will feature three H-Class turbines, and will use LNG provided by Exxon Mobil Corp. The LNG will be delivered via a new floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) that will be constructed for the project.

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