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GE Gas Power will provide three GE 9HA.01 gas turbines to Shenzhen Energy Group’s Guangming power plant. The plant is expected to deliver 2 GW to Guangdong province. GE’s joint venture with Harbin Electric will provide steam turbines and generators for the project.
The Guangming combined cycle power plant, located in Shenzhen Guangming district of Guangdong province in China, is in the most populous province in the country, with a population of approximately 126 million. Plans are for the first fleet of plant the plant to be operational by end of 2023, in time to support the retirement of the Guangdong Shajiao coal-fired power complex targeted in 2025.
“We’re committed to supplying the most advanced power generation in alignment with China’s national emissions reduction goals and commitment to building a lower-carbon, safer and more efficient energy system,” said a representative of Shenzhen Energy Group.
China is actively working to promote its energy transition including transitioning from coal-based power generation to gas-fired technologies. Over the past decades, coal-fueled power has fallen from approximately 72.4 percent in 2005 to 56.8 percent in 2020 of China’s energy consumption.