GE and Aksa Energy announced the signing of a contract to supply two GE 6F.03 gas turbines to power Aksa Energy’s new combined heat and power plant in the Kyzylorda region of Kazakhstan. This collaboration will help modernize the country’s aging power infrastructure and contribute to Kazakhstan’s long-term goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2060.
A response to Kazakhstan’s energy challenges
Kazakhstan is working to modernize its aging power infrastructure, which has been in operation for an average of 40 years, and to reduce its reliance on coal-fired power generation. The new combined heat and power plant in the Kyzylorda region will help meet the growing demand for reliable and flexible electricity, while balancing renewables and supporting the phase-out of coal.
A contract for the supply of high performance gas turbines
Aksa Energy has selected GE’s technology to supply two high efficiency 6F.03 gas turbines for their new 240 MW combined heat and power plant in Kyzylorda. GE’s 6F.03 turbines are known for their flexibility, scalability and fuel efficiency. They leverage the best of GE’s H- and F-Class technology, offer rapid installation, and have a large and diverse installed base in approximately 40 countries, with more than 200 of these units in service worldwide.
A partnership for a successful energy transition
Aksa Energy is committed to supporting Kazakhstan’s energy transition by transforming its coal baseload into low-carbon technologies in line with the country’s net-zero program. Aksa Energy’s 240 MW Kyzylorda thermal and power plant project is a concrete example of this intention. GE’s gas turbine technology, combined with Aksa Energy’s global expertise in power plant commissioning and operation, will help significantly increase energy reliability and reduce emissions in the Kyzylorda region.
A successful long-term partnership
The contract continues GE’s long-standing collaboration with Kazakhstan, with GE’s gas turbine technology already powering oil and gas projects in the country, while GE’s exhaust filtration systems are reducing carbon emissions at some energy facilities.
This partnership will help modernize the aging electrical infrastructure and meet the demand for reliable and flexible electricity