GE launches latest evolution of HA gas turbine

Mytilineos S.A., a Greek industrial company, placed an order for the GE 9HA.02 gas turbine to be the heart of one of the largest natural gas-fired combined cycle power plants in Europe at the Agios Nikolaos Power Plant in Greece.
Updated 07 October 2019

GE launches latest evolution of HA gas turbine

Access to affordable, reliable, flexible, and sustainable electricity is critical to growing economies and is fundamental to quality of life in the modern world. Helping to meet this growing need, GE has launched the latest evolution of its HA gas turbine, the 7HA.03.

GE has also achieved a milestone with Mytilineos S.A., a Greek industrial company, which placed an order for the GE 9HA.02 gas turbine to be the heart of one of the largest natural gas-fired combined cycle power plants in Europe at the Agios Nikolaos Power Plant in Greece. This marks the 100th unit of GE’s HA gas turbine ordered, the world’s fastest growing fleet of gas turbines.

GE’s HA technology is gaining increasing popularity in the Middle East as well. Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) in the UAE will use three HA units to power its upcoming 1.8 gigawatts combined cycle power plant located in Hamriyah. The flagship project is expected to be the most efficient power plant in the Middle East’s utilities sector upon completion. Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) is deploying three GE HA gas turbines to power the world’s largest single-site smelter. 

“Our HA’s popularity and operational momentum for customers around the world is something GE is very proud of, and we are thrilled to introduce the next industry leader for 60-hertz locations,” said Scott Strazik, CEO of GE’s Gas Power business. “We look forward to providing power plant operators globally with the benefits of this incredible turbine.”


Almosafer unveils ‘Winter at Tantora’ packages

Updated 23 October 2019

Almosafer unveils ‘Winter at Tantora’ packages

With preparations in full swing for the second edition of Winter at Tantora, Almosafer, the flagship brand of Seera Group’s consumer travel business unit, has announced a host of event packages especially designed for fans preparing to attend the second season between Dec. 19 and March 7, 2020.

Winter At Tantora is coming back to the historic site of AlUla, the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Saudi Arabia, and will feature a rich calendar of weekly cultural events, equine and events, celebrity performances by some of the world’s greatest musicians. This year, the global event will be supported by Seera Group, a provider of travel and tourism services, which has been appointed as the key destination management company (DMC) to offer travel bookings, hotel stays, car rentals and added-value experiences for guests from around the world.

Almosafer, an omni-channel travel brand in Saudi Arabia, will market “Winter at Tantora” extensively across social media and other communication channels and offer visitors an extensive range of package options including accommodation, flights, transportation and ancillary services for both weekend visits or one-day options. Visitors are also offered one-on-one personal consultation with travel advisers across Almosafer’s retail network in the Kingdom.

Travelers will get to choose between three different package category options — Gold, Platinum and Diamond — which include return flights, hotel accommodation, as well as airport transfers and a visit to AlUla heritage sites. The event packages also differ depending on the length of stay. Festival goers can either opt for a one-day weekend package or extended stay, depending on the number of concerts and activities they would like to experience at Winter at Tantora.

To enhance their itinerary, travelers can complement their standard packages with additional activity bundles that offer a variety of bucket-list activities such as: Sunset and sunrise hot air balloon rides, vintage aircraft flights, as well as several unique gastronomy experiences. 

Winter at Tantora will bring 12 weekends of wonder to the AlUla oasis, inspired by its spectacular scenery. Home to archaeological treasures, natural beauty and magnificent monuments that span millennia, AlUla is set on the ancient incense route between Southern Arabia and Egypt. It became a hub of commercial and cultural exchange because a lush oasis valley ran through it, creating an ideal environment for civilizations to flourish.

Providing hotel booking options for over 1.5 million properties around the globe, flight bookings on over 450 airlines and complete holiday packages, Almosafer boasts various convenienat booking solutions for any type of travel needs.