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GE Awarded Contract for First HA Gas Turbine in China

March 14, 2017
  • Huadian’s Junliangcheng facility set to be one of the most efficient power plants in country   
  • GE to help answer nation’s call for cleaner power and more advanced infrastructure 

SHANGHAI-March 14, 2017- China’s Harbin Electric Corporation (HE) has awarded GE (NYSE: GE) a contract to provide GE’s largest and most efficient gas turbine, the 9HA, for the 650-megawatt (MW) Huadian Tianjin Junliangcheng VI gas combined-cycle power plant project (“Junliangcheng”). Delivery of the gas turbine - the first HA to be installed in China - is scheduled for the third quarter of 2018.

“GE has worked closely with HE for more than a decade, and today’s announcement represents a significant milestone in our journey to deliver the world’s most advanced gas turbine technology in China,” said Joe Mastrangelo, president and CEO, GE’s Gas Power Systems. “Bringing the HA to China is important for the acceleration of China’s power industry, enabling more affordable, reliable, accessible and sustainable power generation.”

Over the last 10 years, the Chinese gas electricity industry has seen rapid growth of 334 percent. The 13th Five Year Plan of Electricity Development estimates that from 2015 to 2020 the installed capacity of gas electricity will increase over 10 percent, reaching 110 gigawatts. A combined-cycle power plant featuring the 9HA turbine with high efficiency, flexibility and low emissions is well positioned to answer the nation’s call for cleaner energy and infrastructure improvement.

Set to be one of the most efficient power plants in the country upon completion, Junliangcheng is expected to bring a combined-cycle efficiency of over 62 percent, reduce SOx emission by up to 1,194 tons, NOx emissions by up to 500 tons, and CO2 emissions by more than two million tons per year. Junliangcheng is also able to provide a heat supply up to 14.5 million square meters to be available for the city center and the outer regions of Tianjin. The facility is being converted from a coal-fired power plant to a gas-fired power plant with GE technology, and will save coal consumption of over one million tons annually. 

“It’s exciting to bring the world’s most advanced gas turbine technology to China,” said Yang Dan, Vice President of GE Power China. “By combining decades of experience in delivering outcomes to local customers, GE is perfectly positioned to customize our technology to fit local power needs.”

As the “beating heart” of gas-fired power plants, the gas turbine drives the overall output and efficiency levels of the plants. The first GE HA combined-cycle power plant was inaugurated in Bouchain, France, in June of 2016 and was immediately celebrated for setting a world record and achieving an unprecedented net efficiency of 62.22 percent.

About GE

GE (NYSE: GE) is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. GE is organized around a global exchange of knowledge, the "GE Store," through which each business shares and accesses the same technology, markets, structure and intellect. Each invention further fuels innovation and application across our industrial sectors. With people, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for customers by speaking the language of industry.

About GE Power

GE Power is a world leader in power generation with deep domain expertise to help customers deliver electricity from a wide spectrum of fuel sources. We are transforming the electricity industry with the digital power plant, the world’s largest and most efficient gas turbine, full balance of plant, upgrade and service solutions as well as our data-leveraging software. Our innovative technologies and digital offerings help make power more affordable, reliable, accessible and sustainable.

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About Harbin Electric Corporation

Harbin Electric Corporation (HE) was the first power generation equipment R&D facility in China, based on the foundations laid by Harbin’s former “big three power plant factories” (boilers factory, generators factory and steam turbines factory). The company is also one of the 53 major state-owned enterprises, which are critical to the national economy, and under the direct management of the Chinese central government. In the past 60 years, HE has been leading the development of Chinese equipment manufacturing sector. HE has shaped flagship products across a variety of sectors with world leading technologies. HE’s offerings include nuclear power, hydro power, coal and gas power generation equipment, vessels power generation equipment, electric motor units, and power plant turn-key projects. HE has manufactured power generation equipment of 390 GW, equipping over 500 power plants globally and exporting to more than 40 countries and regions including Asia, Africa, Europe and South America.

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Katie Jackson
GE Power
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