GE to provide equipment and services to Turkish refinery

TuprasGE will provide equipment and services for a major plant upgrade of the Izmit Tupras refinery, located on the Gulf of Izmit in Turkey

GE technology will power a cogeneration site that will produce a supply of energy and steam to meet the growing needs of the Tupras facility.

The company will supply two Frame 6B gas turbines, one steam turbine and three generators to Tecnicas Reunidas of Spain, the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the Izmit Tupras upgrade project. The equipment contract will also include performance testing, services, spare parts and technical advisors GE said in a statement.

GE also has signed a contractual service agreement (CSA) to provide maintenance services to Tupras for 12 years.

"With its locally available resources and broad base of technology and services, GE is an excellent partner for a project as challenging and complex as the Tupras refinery upgrade," said Juan Llado, chief executive officer of Tecnicas Reunidas.

"This project builds upon the already successful relationship that has been established between our two companies."

Paul Browning, president and CEO, Thermal Products for GE Power and Water said, "Refineries have very stringent reliability and safety requirements. GE's proven 6B gas turbine technology will bring added security and robust availability to the already high standards of Tupras' petrochemical operations.”

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