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GE Energy Receives Order For 20 Jenbacher Gen-Sets To Support Argentina’s Regional Energy Supply Needs


GE Energy is supplying 20 natural gas-fueled Jenbacher generator sets for a new 30 MW power plant being built to support the regional grid as well as oil and gas field production requirements in southwestern Argentina as the country seeks to overcome its energy shortages.

Industrial equipment provider Industrias Juan F. Secco S.A. of Santa Fe, Argentina, ordered 20 of GE’s JGS 420 GS-N.L Jenbacher gen-sets, which will be installed at the expanded El Huemul power plant owned by the company OXY, and at new power plants being built. The El Huemul power plant is characterized by the use of field gas with a high CO2-content, which is consumed by the power plant with no previous treatment.

The gen-set project is one of the largest for GE Energy’s Jenbacher gas engine business and a repeat order by Industrias Juan F. Secco, which overall has ordered 47 new Jenbacher units and several remanufactured engines.

A proven ability to meet the “fast-tracked” schedule for this order, coupled with Industrias Juan F. Secco’s familiarity with the engines’ durability, were key factors in GE’s selection.

“We are excited to be working once again with Industrias Juan F. Secco to provide a highly reliable, baseload supply of electricity to help industrial customers in Argentina address their urgent energy requirements,” said Prady Iyyanki, CEO of GE’s Jenbacher gas engine business. “Given the region’s serious energy supply issues, GE’s Jenbacher gen-sets are best positioned to address this region’s growing grid and on-site power demands.”

In addition to the gen-sets, which will be containerized by Industrias Juan F. Secco S.A., GE is also supplying synchronization equipment needed to allow the units to operate in island mode.

The gen-sets were manufactured at GE’s gas engine headquarters and manufacturing center in Jenbach, Austria. The equipment is scheduled to be delivered to the site by February 2008, with installation and commissioning set for the first quarter of 2008.

As part of GE’s efforts to support local employment in Argentina, Industrias Juan F. Secco S.A. sent its staff members to Jenbach to receive additional technical training needed to perform the engine start-up work.
About Jenbacher gas engines by GE Energy

GE Energy’s Jenbacher gas engine business, based in Jenbach, Austria, is a leading manufacturer of gas-fueled reciprocating engines and packaged generator sets for power generation and cogeneration systems for power generation.

Jenbacher engines cover an output range of 0.25 to 3 MW and operate on natural gas or a variety of specialty fuels, including landfill and coal mine gas or alternative fuels like biogas, sewage gas and industrial waste gas.

Patented combustion systems coupled with advanced engine and plant management systems enable customers to meet stringent emission standards while offering high levels of efficiency, durability, and reliability.
About GE Energy

GE Energy ( is one of the world’s leading suppliers of power generation and energy delivery technologies, with 2006 revenue of $19 billion. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, GE Energy works in all areas of the energy industry including coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy; renewable resources such as water, wind, solar and biogas; and other alternative fuels. Numerous GE Energy products are certified under ecomagination, GE’s corporate-wide initiative to aggressively bring to market new technologies that will help customers meet pressing environmental challenges.
For more information, contact:

Martina Streiter
GE Energy
Jenbacher gas engines
+43 5244 600 2470

Ken Darling or Tom Murnane
Masto Public Relations
+1 518 786 6488


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