In the middle of the 20th century, in the heart of North Franche-Comté, two of the major global leaders in the power sector (Alstom and General Electric) made history by designing and developing the first gas turbines, steam turbines and high power generators.
Today, the combined cycle 50Hz power units, designed and developed in Belfort by General Electric, are exported throughout the world. GE holds the world record for power plant efficiency. Thanks to its very flexible 9HA.02 turbine that reaches an output of 557 MW with a ramp-up time of only 12 minutes, a manpower of nearly 6,000 experts work in the local ecosystem to ensure engineering, production, transport and maintenance.
With its high concentration of experience and expertise, North Franche-Comté is widely recognized as a global network of excellence in the field of thermal power production.