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GE is supplying two 7HA.02 gas turbines, one STF-D600 steam turbine, two Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSG) and three H65 generators to the Tongyeong combined cycle power plant, owned by Tongyeong Eco Power, in South Korean. The plant is expected to supply more than 1 gigawatt (GW) of electricity. In addition to the equipment, GE signed an 18-year services agreement to provide maintenance services for the 7HA.02 gas turbines and generators.
Construction on the new plant, located at Anjeong Industrial Park in Tongyeong City, is set to begin in 2021. The start of commercial operations is expected in 2024.
“We are pleased to work for Tongyeong combined cycle power plant project to support Korea’s growing energy demand in the most efficient and cost-effective way as possible,” Chris Khang, President & CEO of GE Korea. “Gas power will play a critical role in facilitating South Korea’s transition to a lower carbon future. Natural gas-fired combined cycle power plants are the lowest emitting fossil fuel power plants, whether measured based on CO2, SOx, NOx, particulate matter, or mercury. Our H-class gas turbines are highly fuel flexible and able to operate on a variety of fuels, including blends of hydrogen and natural gas to offer Tongyeong Eco Power multiple pathways to achieve lower or near-zero carbon operations, if needed in future."