Upgrade at RWE’s Great Yarmouth plant will increase flexibility and output

RWE has announced plans for an upgrade at its Great Yarmouth power station in Norfolk,  that will increase efficiency by 2% and output by 6% (21MW). The upgrade will also allow the plant to operate more flexibly and increase its lifetime.

Steve Glover, director of hard coal and gas power plant UK at RWE Generation, said, “we contemplated multiple operating scenarios for our Great Yarmouth plant. Ultimately, we decided to implement GE’s technologies and digital solutions to improve plant performance, output, efficiency and flexibility in a cost-effective manner.”
The upgrade – by GE – will include GE’s Fleet360 total plant solutions. The modernisations GE will provide include a gas turbine upgrade, major inspections of the steam turbine and generator with replacements of key components in the steam turbine.
The upgrades also include GE’s Dry Low NOx 2.6+ combustion system, Advanced Gas Path solution, Asset Performance Management advanced digital solution, Mark VIe integrated control system and associated gas and steam turbine generator maintenance.