08 Jul '11, 3pm

Senoko unveils energy efficient gas turbine

Senoko unveils energy efficient gas turbine

SINGAPORE: Senoko Energy is gearing up for higher electricity demand in the coming years. The wholesale energy provider on Friday unveiled the first of its new gas turbine which will replace three of its decades-old oil-fired units at Woodlands. And the gas turbines are expected to improve Senoko's energy production efficiency when they become fully operational in 2012. The F-class gas turbines by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of Japan are said to be the most efficient in their class. Each of these units will have a capacity of 430 megawatts. They will burn natural gas and will lower the plant's carbon emission by as much as 50 per cent. Brendan Wauters, president & CEO of Senoko Energy, said: "In a very simple way, these units are more efficient. "Meaning we can generate the same amount of electricity by burning less fuel and that, of course then, reduces the fuel cost and ...

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