GE has secured an order from Kindle Energy to provide H-Class power generation equipment for its expected 725 megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired Magnolia Power Plant to be built in Plaquemine, Louisiana. Once in operation in 2025, the plant will be the most efficient plant in the MISO South system and it will help support the ongoing energy transition in Louisiana.
The Kindle Energy-Magnolia Power Project will be powered by a GE 7HA.03 gas turbine, an STF-A650 steam turbine, a triple pressure with reheat Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) and Mark* VIe Distributed Control System (DCS) software solution.
Kindle Magnolia’s STF-A650 is a two-casing Steam Turbine (ST) featuring a separate High Pressure (HP) and combined Intermediate Pressure and Low Pressure (IPLP) section. This unit uses GE’s ST modularized approach utilizing shared HP, IPLP, and LP modules across the entire combined cycle ST portfolio to ensure the highest level of availability and reliability. Additionally, GE will provide a full spectrum of power plant services for nearly two decades. The project is expected to create between 250 and 350 construction jobs locally at the site and provides between 20 and 25 longer-term full-time jobs.