GE Power will provide an LM2500+ aeroderivative gas turbine and long-term services for a new natural gas cogeneration plant at Mexican paper manufacturer Bio-PAPPEL’s San Juan del Rio paper mill in the state of Querétaro.
The new facility will generate electricity and heat for the factory, which primarily makes uncoated woodfree paper in large rolls and cut size paper for printing and copying as well as notebooks for customers in Mexico.
Under the terms of the agreement, GE is supplying the LM2500+ and a 20+ multiyear services agreement to help Bio-PAPPEL improve reliability and availability of the turbine as well as paper production.
As part of the multiyear services agreement, GE will provide remote monitoring and diagnostics-based condition monitoring of the LM2500+ unit to help ensure the power plant’s increased availability by extending the intervals between maintenance periods.
The unit is expected to begin commercial operation in the first quarter of 2017.