General Electric is designing the 300-MW Lichterfelde electric power plant with a 260-MW GE gas turbine and a 40-MW electric turbine, plus a thermal capacity of 225 MW. Flowserve Corp. is due to supply multiple pumping system products for a large co-generation plant being built in Berlin to replace a coal-fired power plant.
Cogeneration plants use natural gas as a fuel to produce electrical and thermal energy. They are nearly twice as efficient as a comparable coal-fired plant, so the emission levels are decreased. Also, cogeneration plants use the heat energy for district heating.
The Flowserve pumping systems at the heart of the redesigned plant use heavy-duty, radially split, multistage between bearings pumps for boiler feed service and canned vertical turbine pumps for condensate extraction.
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