Chinese combined cycle to feature 9F.05 gas turbines

Harbin Electric Corporation (HE) has awarded GE Power an order for two 9F.05 gas turbines for the State Power Investment Corporation’s (SPIC) Langfang gas combined-cycle power plant project (“Langfang”). As GE Power’s business partner in the region, HE will provide the steam turbines, generators and other auxiliary systems for the project. Upon completion, Langfang will generate approximately 800 megawatts (MW) of power using the latest cogeneration (CHP) technology.

Located in the Anci Economic Development Zone of Langfang City in Hebei Province, Langfang will provide a steady stream of cleaner and more modernized energy. It will help the Bejing-Tianjin-Hebei region to strike the appropriate balance between local economic development and environmental protection. Langfang is expected to be commissioned in 2019 and will be connect to the Beijing-Tianjin-Tangshan grid shortly afterwards. When complete, Langfang is expected to reach 60 percent efficiency in combined-cycle operation, with reliability of 99.8 percent and availability of 95.1 percent.

With the growth of renewable energy, China’s northern region requires excellent flexibility and part-load efficiency in power plants to maintain grid stability. The  9F.05’s enhanced flexibility and advanced compressor design meet the region’s needs for flexibility and efficiency, and Langfang’s development as a CHP power plant can maximize seasonal changes profitably, providing both power and heating needs for the region. For perspective, a single CHP plant of Langfang’s size could see savings reach RMB 6 million annually (based on 3,000 operating hours) while still meeting China’s advancing emissions requirements.

For over 30 years, GE Power has provided to the Chinese energy industry with more than 200 gas turbines, 180 steam turbines, 300 gas engines, and over 40 licenses for gasification tech services. GE Power offers a complete portfolio of power solutions in China for Chinese customers, understanding their needs and providing the most flexible solutions to maximize customer value. GE Power is committed to supporting China’s clean energy initiative and helping China reshape a more balanced energy mix for sustainable development.

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.