Overview

The new 9HA.02 gas turbine will be used as part of the modernization project of one of the largest power plants in Tatarstan.

The challenge

Zainskaya State District Power Plant was built in the 1960s and is one of the largest combined heat and power plants in Russia today, with a capacity of 2.2 GW. The plant connects Russia’s European energy system with the energy systems in the Urals and Siberia regions, and generates approximately 25% of the power consumed in Tatarstan.

The solution

Replacing some of the plant’s outdated steam units with the latest 9HA gas turbine technology will significantly increase the efficiency of the power plant, reduce the natural gas consumption and emissions, while also driving down the cost of electricity.

Outcomes

Upgrading a vital asset

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power plants globally using 9HA technology

combined-cycle efficiency for the 9HA

hydrogen ability for the 9HA

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The construction of Zainskaya SDPP was a landmark project for the country at the time. This power station was the largest in Russia and remains so to this day. Our aim is more than simply making the station reliable, as over the decades the reliability of the plant's equipment has never been called into question. Our mission is to make the plant efficient for energy consumers and for our company.

Rauzil Khaziev

General Director, Tatenergo

When completed, the new 858 MW CCGT power plant will benefit from the 9HA technology capable of reaching more than 64% net combined cycle efficiency. In fact, with the 9HA, GE was recognized with two world records for the most efficient combined-cycle power plants—and the Zainskaya SDPP is expected to become one of the most efficient power stations in Russia.

This agreement for the supply of equipment for the upgrade of Zainskaya SDPP is the latest milestone in the successful, long-term relationship between GE and Tatenergo. For several years GE’s 6F.03 gas turbines and advanced services have provided for high-efficiency operation of Kazan CHP-1 and CHP-2 power plants, which are among the most advanced power stations in the country.