Emirates Global Aluminium and GE Gas Power have signed an agreement to upgrade four existing GE 9F gas turbines at EGA’s Al Taweelah power plant, reducing greenhouse gas emissions intensity, and contributing to the achievement of the UAE’s Net Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative.GE’s Advanced Gas Path upgrade on the four 9F gas turbines will include hardware and software improvements to drive operational flexibility and increase output, efficiency and availability. This is the first time the technology will be applied to F-class gas turbines in the UAE, after it was successfully implemented on six smaller E-class turbines in the country. GE will also implement the “Live Outage” concept for the first time globally on its 9F fleet. A new approach to outages, Live Outage is a digitised platform that replaces the paper-based approach, reducing the risk of mistakes or rework, and speeding up the outage process for customers.Once the work is complete, power output from the four turbines is expected to increase by up to 72 megawatts for the same amount of fuel consumed. For the previous power output of 920 MW, greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced by up to 74 thousand tonnes annually, the equivalent of removing more than 16 thousand cars from the UAE’s roads.Under the service agreement, GE will provide repairs, maintenance and parts for ten 9F gas turbines, ten generators and other equipment at the plant. The collaboration represents a continuation of the services that GE has already been providing at the site since production began in 2009.