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Software & Jet Engine Tech Powers Angola Into the Digital Age

Angola, Africa's third-largest economy, has just signed a deal with GE to supply seven TM2500 gas turbine sets capable of generating electricity to meet the needs of 15 percent of Angola's population. Mark Egan writes in GE Reports how each TM2500 gas turbine is actually an "aeroderivative" derived from the same technology found in GE airplane jet engines. Read more. More about GE in Africa in this BRIEFING

 

Photo: GE Power

Back in December 2014, local Angolan power developer AE Energia partnered with GE to fly a giant Antonov cargo jet, carrying a semi-truck-sized TM2500 turbine --a re-engineered jet engine and a “power plant on wheels"--into Cabinda, Angola.

Photo: GE Power

The TM2500 turbines being offloaded from the cargo plane wasn’t the only GE technology on the tarmac. The Angola Airlines Boeing 777 in the background is powered by a pair of GE 90 jet engines.

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