South Korea is headed upward. With ranking 1st in the Bloomberg Innovation Index of 60 nations, the highest broadband penetration in the world at 97%, and a projected 4% annual GDP growth, South Korea is poised to bloom as a technology leader. Steadily powering 11% of the country as its largest utility, KOSPO sought state-of-the-art upgrades to its 7F gas turbine fleet.
“Only those who prepare themselves will meet a prosperous future” is KOSPO’s philosophy; one that well aligns with South Korea’s “Green New Deal”: a transition from fossil fuels, development of a hydrogen economy, and expansion of renewables, all aiming at carbon-neutrality by 2050.
With GE as partner, two H-class evolutions were integrated—that’s two 7HA.03 gas turbines. They’re the largest, most efficient turbines in the world, with the lowest cost conversion of gas to electricity in a 60-hertz platform. Their modular configuration also enables greater plant economics and faster installation for engineering, procurement, and construction vendors.
Complementing the turbines is GE’s DLN 2.6e combustion system with advanced premixing. This adds fuel flexibility and performance, also empowering KOSPO to lower NOx emissions at its Shinsejong Combined Cycle Power Plant in Nuri-ri, Yeongi-myon, Sejong Multifunctional Administrative City.
GE gas turbines provide over 14,000 MW of generation capacity in South Korea. The new units are driving the performance of KOSPO’s Shinsejong Combined Cycle Power Plant, which will be the first plant powered by GE 7HA.03 gas turbines in the region. GE is proud to help supply grid power, district heating, and air conditioning to Sejong City, the administrative capital of South Korea.