Alaska power plant to install mobile water treatment solution during planned outage
GE has announced that it will commission a reverse osmosis mobile water filtration system at the Golden Valley Electric Association coal-fired power plant in the census-designated area of Healy, Alaska.
TREVOSE, PA, March 19, 2015 -- GE (NYSE: GE) has announced that it will commission a reverse osmosis (RO) mobile water filtration system at the Golden Valley Electric Association (GVEA) coal-fired power plant in the census-designated area of Healy, Alaska. The facility will require GE's mobile water filtration system for approximately 90 days while work is being completed.
The system will provide the plant with clean water during a planned outage to upgrade its water treatment system and environmental controls and facilitate the launch of Unit 2. The total power output of the facility once the unit is online will be 80 megawatts. The two-unit station is located approximately 300 miles south of the Arctic Circle.
The mobile water treatment system includes a state-of-the-art trailer containing various filter vessels and a 100 gallon-per-minute RO unit. The product water from the RO system will be further purified by ion-exchange tanks to attain the quality necessary for boiler feedwater at the plant. To minimize replacement of the ion-exchange tanks, the RO system was upgraded to include an internal product water recycling system.
The Healy power plant is located in the Alaskan Interior, an area known for harsh weather conditions and logistical challenges. GVEA operates and maintains 3,177 miles of transmission and distribution lines and 34 substations. The cooperative's system is interconnected with Fort Wainwright, Eielson Air Force Base, Fort Greely, the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, and all electric utilities in the Alaska Railbelt, which extends from Homer to Fairbanks.
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