Las Morochas Gas Turbine Power Plant

by A.J. Michael,

Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1958, Vol. 84, Issue 6, Pg. 1-16

Document Type: Journal Paper


Addition of three gas turbine driven generators to Las Morochas power plant, Venezuela, to meet increased demand for electric power for oil drilling operations in Lake Maracaibo area; one single stage, single shaft turbine, coupled to 3 phase, 60 cycle, 13,800-v generator, and two 2-stage, 2-shaft, turbines, coupled to same type of generators described; turbines are driven by natural gas; cost of installation is considerably less than that of steam turbines.

Subject Headings: Power plants | Steam power | Natural gas | Turbines | Power demand | Coupling | Developing countries | Drilled shafts | Venezuela | South America

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