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GE INKS TWO MILESTONE SERVICES ORDERS AIMED TO BOOST RELIABILITY AND AVAILABILITY FOR SIX POWER PLANTS IN CHINA
GE will provide services for three advanced GE 9HA.02 gas turbines to be installed at Guangdong Energy Group’s Dongguan Ningzhou power plant and for ten GE aeroderivative gas turbines at five China Huadian Corporation LTD power plants in China.
GE and Chinese state-owned power utility Guangdong Energy Group announced the signature of a long-term service agreement for Dongguan Ningzhou power plant, which is powered by three advanced GE 9HA.02 gas turbines. After completion, Dongguan Ningzhou Power Plant is expected to become one of the largest gas-fired power plant in China with a power generation capacity of more than 2.4 Gigawatts.
Additionally, GE also announced it will provide services to help ensure reliable and stable operation for a total of 10 GE aeroderivative gas turbines which currently power China Huadian Corporation LTD. (CHD)’s Tianjin Beichen, Guangdong Foshan, Jiangsu Jinhu, Shanghai Minhang, and Fujian Xiamen power plants.
Guangdong Energy Group
GE's agreement with Guangdong Energy Group includes spare parts supply, unit maintenance, technical support, and on-site services for up to 18 years to enable boost the reliability and availability of these power generation assets. The plant will add 2.4 GW of power to the Guangdong province in alignment with national goals to transition from coal to natural gas to reduce carbon intensity.
GE’s HA units powering Guangdong Energy Group’s Huizhou power plant, in the Greater Bay Area, will initially operate on a blend of up to 10% hydrogen by volume, with potential for an increase in future. This first of this kind hydrogen-blended natural gas-fueled facility in mainland China will be foundational in promoting the use of hydrogen blending in power generation across other provinces.
China Huadian Corporation LTD. (CHD)
Since 2014, GE Gas Power and Huadian GE Aero Gas Turbine Equipment Co., Ltd. (HDGE), a joint venture between China Huadian Corporation (CHD) and General Electric, have worked together to provide continuous, and effective solutions for natural gas power generation in China.
HDGE has introduced technologies for four types of aeroderivative gas turbine units in the LM2500 and LM6000 series, becoming one of GE's three manufacturing sites for aeroderivative gas turbine production in the world.
China Electricity Council awarded “AAAAA” rating for efficiency for GE’s aeroderivative units installed at CHD’s Jiujiang and Minhang Power Plants, the highest recognition for the below 100MW category.
Based on this successful collaboration, GE Gas Power will continue to provide efficient and effective maintenance services as the OEM for ten GE’s aeroderivative gas turbine units. Used in combined heat and power (CHP) application, GE’s LM2500 units can achieve up to 85% efficiency as CHP process captures and reuses wasted heat or steam, and generates more energy per unit of fuel, while lowering carbon emissions and operating costs.