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DRC welcomes General Electric infrastructure agreement

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC ) and General Electric (GE) announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in infrastructure projects that will see the increase in health modernisation programmes and the supply of electric energy.

Under the MoU, General Electric will work with the government of DRC to look into power solutions that will increase electricity in the country’s power grid and benefit thousands of homes.

General Electric will also work with the ministry of health for the modernisation of the Congo’s health system at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels. It will look into the infrastructures and equipment for maternal and child health, oncology and cardiology.

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According to the agreement, there will be focus on training and capacity building of local talent for the sustainability of the initiatives.

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General Electric (GE) has upgraded the gas turbines at the Songas Ubungo Power Plant in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

The upgrade of three GE LM6000PA and one LM6000PC aero-derivative gas turbines is expected to improve the efficiency of the Songas Ubungo Power Plant, which delivers more than 20 per cent of the grid-connected power in Tanzania.

Songas managing director Nigel Whittaker said: “We are very pleased with GE’s execution because it was completed safely and ahead of schedule, with great commitment and consistency across the four LM6000 units.

“The successful completion of this project not only improves Songas’ performance levels, but through the additional reliable supply of electricity, continues to contribute to the economic development of the country, making a significant difference in the lives of Tanzanians.”

As part of the upgrade, GE has installed its SPRayINTercooling (SPRINT) technology on two of the four units. The technology has been designed …