Gail considering sending notice to GE regarding gas turbine failur

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New Delhi, Mar 11 (UNI) GAIL (India) today said it is considering sending a notice to General Electric Co (GE) over the failure of the gas turbine installed for the second phase at the Ratnagiri Gas and Power Project Ltd (RGPPL).

The second unit of the project is facing problems after the blade of a turbine supplied by GE broke at its root and also damaged the compressor.

However, the company has agreed in principle to rectify the problem in the unit, RGPPL Chairman R K Goel said here today.

The project is divided into three phases, out of which the second and third phases, with a capacity of 740MW each, are operational.

The first phase of the project, with a generation capacity of 670MW, is expected to be operational by April this year.

It claimed that the nine FA-class turbines supplied by GE to the Dabhol power project in Maharashtra, now called Ratnagiri Gas and Power Project, are defective and result in frequent breakdowns.

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