9HA makes debut in China

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GE is to introduce its 9HA gas turbine to China for the first time after signing a deal for a 650 MW combined-cycle plant with Harbin Electric Corp.

The turbine – which is GE’s largest and most efficient – will be installed at the Huadian Tianjin Junliangcheng VI plant, which is being converted from a coal-fired power station.


In the last decade, the Chinese gas electricity industry has seen surging growth of 334 per cent. The government’s 13th Five Year Plan of Electricity Development estimates that from 2015 to 2020 the installed capacity of gas electricity will increase by more than 10 per cent, reaching 110 GW.

In a statement, GE said that the combined-cycle power plant featuring the 9HA turbine “is well positioned to answer the nation’s call for cleaner energy and infrastructure improvement”.