Supporting Thailand’s energy future

The right solution for Thailand’s power needs

With a goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2050 and net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2065, Thailand needs an energy partner with the right technology solutions to help the country continue providing reliable, cleaner power for its nearly 70 million residents.

More power, cleaner power, flexible power

Introducing the 9HA gas turbine

Highly reliable and efficient to run, the 9HA gas turbine can help deliver the lowest cost per kWh as compared to other gas turbine technologies. In fact, the 9HA can deliver more than 64% net efficiency in combined-cycle operation.

Our gas turbines run on a variety of fuels that include hydrogen, making them a good solution to help meet decarbonization goals. With more power at a lower cost and reduced CO2 emissions—Thailand’s energy producers and consumers can enjoy reliable, cost-efficient electricity for the future.

The robust, proven 9HA gas turbine delivers many benefits:

  • Record-breaking turbine efficiency
  • Industry-leading operational flexibility
  • Lowest emissions in the industry
  • Hydrogen-ready
  • Tried and tested, proven technology
  • Modular configuration that reduces installation and cost
  • Simple air-cooling architecture for easy plant integration
A leader in H-class technology

Providing energy efficiency and fuel savings

The highly efficient, air-cooled 9HA gas turbine is an industry leader in the H-class space, delivering exceptionally low lifecycle costs per megawatt.

Combined-cycle efficiency

Lowest cost conversion of fuel to electricity

The 9HA.02 gas turbine is an industry leader in the H-class space, delivering exceptionally low lifecycle costs per megawatt. Over its lifecycle, total cost of ownership of the 9HA.02 gas turbine is 5% lower than GE’s F-class—driven by lower capex, simplified configuration, decreased fuel cost from industry-leading efficiency, and extended maintenance intervals and reduced maintenance cost for H-class technology.

Operational flexibility

Leading the gas turbine industry

GE’s H-class combined-cycle power plant has industry-leading flexibility with startup to load in less than 10 minutes, the quickest ramp rate in the industry—full combined-cycle plant load in less than 30 minutes—and 7% standby mode. This flexibility gives customers the ability to reduce fuel consumption, avoid costly shutdowns, improve the lifecycle of the equipment, and remain online and ready to provide power quickly when renewable resources aren’t available.

Lower CO2 emissions

Powering Thailand towards decarbonization with the lowest emissions in the industry

The 9HA’s DLN 2.6e combustion system offers a step change in performance, emissions, and fuel flexibility. The DLN 2.6e maintains many of the elements of GE’s DLN 2.6+ combustion system and introduces advanced premixing for reduced NOx emissions while enabling high plant efficiency. Its advanced premixer enables expanded fuel flexibility to operate on both “rich” and “lean” gaseous fuels, a 50% hydrogen (H2) capability with a future technology pathway to 100%, a gas turbine turndown to more than 30% load, and an optional park mode at 7-15% load, further reducing customers’ operating costs.

Proven technology

Tried and tested gas turbines

Installing a gas turbine in your plant shouldn’t involve any unknowns. Across our HA fleet, each original turbine is put through several rigorous full-speed, full-load (FSFL) validation test at our Greenville, South Carolina facility. This $200 million investment allows us to push the units beyond real-world conditions—running the turbines at 110% of their rated speeds at load and replicating the harshest conditions. This type of extreme testing is possible because the gas turbine operates independently from the restriction of the power grid, enabling a much wider testing envelope than an on-grid facility.

Industry recognition

3rd party recognition for industry excellence

GE is the only original equipment manufacturer (OEM) that has been previously recognized by a 3rd party for setting two world records for powering the most efficient plant in an H-class combined-cycle (CC) application: 63.08% gross CC efficiency at Chubu Electric’s Nishi Nagoya power plant in Japan (7HA, 60Hz), and 62.22% net CC efficiency at EDF’s Bouchain power plant in France (9HA, 50Hz).

In 2021, Southern Power Generation’s 1.4 GW Track 4A power plant, a natural gas-fired power plant in southern Malaysia—equipped with the first commercial GE 9HA gas turbines—was recognized by POWER Magazine as their “2021 Power Plant of the Year” and by Diesel & Gas Turbine WORLDWIDE as “Power Plant of the World”, a meaningful model for balancing climate awareness, energy affordability, and reliability.

In addition, GE’s HA technology was adopted at China Huadian Corp’s Juliangcheng plant to help accelerate the retirement of existing coal-fired capacity and replace it with new, highly efficient combined-cycle gas turbines—an important role that earned POWER Magazine’s “ReinventionAward”.

Global experience

Proven technology throughout the world

GE introduced H-class technology to the industry 26 years ago. Today, GE’s HA product portfolio—first introduced in 2014—was engineered to reduce carbon emissions and to help support today’s flexible power generation model. The H-class portfolio leverages GE’s advanced combustion and compressor technology along with critical advancements in material science, design and coatings for higher output and performance.

GE’s HA portfolio is the world’s fastest-growing fleet in its class with more than 129 gas turbines ordered by 50+ customers across 20 countries. Our HA technology has accumulated more than 1M operating hours (as of August 2021) at 30 customer sites globally, and 2/3rd of our HA operating fleet has 16K+ operating hours.

Simplified modular construction

Faster installation reduces time and cost

GE’s gas turbine packaging, available on all H-Class gas turbine models, leverages a lean, modular, prefabricated approach and is engineered for:

  • Easier installation; reducing gas turbine installation schedule by up to 8 weeks
  • Simplified unit maintenance with easy access to the gas turbine accessory systems
  • Increased safety onsite
  • Lower project risk
  • More efficient inspection and maintenance
  • Reduced gas turbine installation labor (about 13K man-hours)

The gas turbine enclosure features modular architecture with valves, piping, and electrical systems packaged into stackable modules allowing for simultaneous installations and reduced safety concerns and delays due to interfering tasks.

Hydrogen-ready gas turbines

Supporting Thailand's decarbonization journey with hydrogen

GE is the world leader in the application of fuels containing hydrogen in gas turbines. Over the last 30 years, our turbines have logged more than 8 million operating hours operating on hydrogen and associated low-Btu fuels using concentrations ranging from 5% to 95% (by volume) of hydrogen. GE recently announced new HA-powered pilot projects focused on demonstrating power plants capable of operating on hydrogen. GE’s H-class gas turbine portfolio currently has the capability to burn up to 50% by volume with a future path to 100% of hydrogen when blended with natural gas. This experience has helped GE become one of the world leaders in the application of fuels containing hydrogen in gas turbines.

We have hosted several customer webinars on the topic of decarbonization and the use of hydrogen in gas turbines. Browse these webinars below—now available on demand—to learn more from our GE and other industry experts.

Did you know?

GE’s legacy of innovation

Focused on the future

From Thomas Edison’s first incandescent light bulb to the latest gas turbines that provide energy for power plants and jet engines alike, no other American-born company has a heritage of innovation as deep as GE. For the last 150 years, GE has been committed to making continuous progress to help propel technology forward and create a brighter tomorrow. Today, GE is a leader in the fields of power, aviation, healthcare, digital technology, and renewable energy.

Local presence

Working together to grow Thailand’s power economy

GE has had a presence in Thailand since 1900 when it began selling lightbulbs. Today, GE is one of Thailand's largest foreign infrastructure providers with businesses including energy, aviation, and healthcare. We are committed to providing solutions that will help improve living standards across the country, improve the efficiency, productivity, cost and emissions of gas power generation, and drive continuous growth as we take on new, emerging challenges.

Customer stories
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  • Malaysia
  • Malaysia
  • Indonesia
  • Indonesia
  • USA
  • UAE
  • France

EGAT Bangpakong: Helping Thailand reach its energy goals



9HA gas turbines

>1,400 MW

power on the grid


"Thailand's largest gas-fired power plant, this 1,400 MW combined-cycle facility is owned and operated by the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand and is equipped with 2 of GE's 9HA gas turbines."

Project details

The plant began operations in 2022, and is delivering more than 1,400 MW to the national grid – enough electricity to supply the equivalent of up to 2 million average Thai homes—and will help Thailand achieve its goal of securing 57,460 MW of power generation capacity by 2036.


Track 4, Pasir Gudang (Sultan Ibrahim Power Plant)


10 million

safe man hours on the project

1,440 MW

total plant output capacity


"From a longstanding relationship with GE, we trust its HA technology and are proud to see hard work and efficiency achieve the start of GE’s first-ever commercial-operation 9HA.02 gas turbines, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, without having to compromise on health and safety."

Dato’ Haji Nor Azman bin Mufti

Chairman of SPG

Project details

In 2021, Southern Power Generation’s gas-fired Track 4A Power Plant went online with 1,440 MW. The plant, located in Pasir Gudang, an industrial city at the southern tip of Malaysia, consists of two generating blocks, each equipped with a 9HA gas turbine and an STF-D650 steam turbine,  driving a W88 generator, and, for the first time installed in an H-Class plant, a GE once-through (OT) heat recovery steam generator (HRSG). Track 4A was recently declared POWER Magazine’s 2021 Power Plant of the Year.


Track 4B, Alor Gajah: Lighting up 10% of the country


747.7 MW

capacity of three combined-cycle blocks

net efficiency in combined-cycle mode


"The starring equipment comes from General Electric. We’re using GE’s latest technology in the gas turbine sector to generate enough power to light up 10% of the country’s electricity requirements."

Datuk Mohamad Nor Ali

Edra Power Holdings Sdn Bhd, Chief Operations Officer

Project details

Alor Gajah’s 2,242 MW plant is Malaysia’s largest combined-cycle gas turbine power plant. Now running three combined-cycle blocks of GE 9HA gas turbines, a new heat recovery steam generator, and a steam turbine, Alor Gajah can provide up to 10% of the country’s energy needs.


Jawa One: Helping Indonesia power 11 million homes



9HA.02 gas turbines


D652 steam turbines


"Part of the Indonesian government’s 35 GW electrification initiative to power close to 11 million homes throughout the country, the 1750 MW Jawa One combined-cycle power plant began operations in 2021 and is powered by two units of GE’s 571 MW 9HA.02 gas turbines and two units of the 309 MW D652 steam turbine."

Project details

The plant will also be serviced by GE as part of a 25+ multi-year agreement that includes APM digital solutions, commissioning and installation, parts, field and repair services.

The plant is expected to begin operations in 2022.


Tambak Lorok: Indonesia’s 1st HA gas turbine



9HA gas turbine in Indonesia

5 million

homes will be powered by GE


"An initiative under the government’s plans of achieving 35,000 MW capacity, the 780 MW combined-cycle Tambak Lorok power plant will house Indonesia’s first 9HA gas turbine—as well as a GE generator, D650 steam turbine, heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) and balance of plant equipment."

Project details

The plant will provide enough power to supply the equivalent of up to 5 million homes and help ensure more reliable and affordable electricity for the Java-Bali grid.

The plant is expected to begin operations in 2022.


Decarbonizing the future with Long Ridge Energy


long-term H2 target for the 7HA.02 gas turbine

of units globally burning H2 and low-BTU fuels use GE technology


"As one of the leaders in decarbonization for the gas turbine industry, we’re thrilled to work with Long Ridge and New Fortress Energy. This first-of-its kind, GE HA-powered project will drive cleaner energy through hydrogen, ultimately producing carbon-free power."

Scott Strazik

CEO, GE Power

Project details

Together with New Fortress Energy, GE Gas Power announced that Long Ridge Energy in Ohio will be the first purpose-built, hydrogen-burning power plant in America—and the first hydrogen blend in a GE H-class turbine worldwide.


Breaking efficiency barriers for SHIPCO


4M tons

in projected carbon dioxide emission reduction compared to current levels

25 years

of service agreements


"The delivery of GE’s H-Class gas turbines at the Hamriyah Power Plant marks a significant milestone for the region’s utility sector. It brings us one step closer to delivering on our commitment to provide on-demand, affordable power to meet the needs of Sharjah, and to reduce the environmental impact of power generation activities in the emirate."

Al Suwaidi

Chairman of SEWA

Project details

Owned by the Sharjah Hamriyah Independent Power Company (SHIPCO), the 1.8 GW Hamriyah Independent Power Plant (IPP) is a key component of the Sharjah Electricity, Water and Gas Authority’s (SEWA’s) 2030 Roadmap to boost installed capacity to 4,600 megawatts. GE’s HA technology is expected to help make the Hamriyah project the most efficient power plant in the Middle East’s utilities sector once it is complete.


Setting performance efficiency records for EDF


600 MW

combined-cycle capacity for the Bouchain plant

efficiency rating from EDF/GE partnership


"By commissioning this new generation power plant with GE, EDF demonstrates its intent to apply the best available technologies on the market to make its French power plants more energy efficient, all while supporting the energy transition."

Jean-Bernard Lévy


Project details

After a 45-year partnership, GE and France’s EDF unveiled the world’s most efficient combined-cycle power plant. With an efficiency of 62.22%, the Bouchain plant runs on GE’s 9HA gas turbine, helping to deliver a world record, and setting the stage for the next-generation 9HA model—the 9HA.


Repairs and service centers in Asia

With local repair capabilities and the strength of our global expertise, GE is the service provider of choice in Asia, where we have 90% in-region self-sufficiency for heavy-duty gas turbines—including the HA. The Advanced Manufacturing & Repair Technology Center (AMRT) in Singapore is dedicated to providing H-class combined-cycle plant operators with fast support.

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