6F.01 gas turbines achieve commercial operation in China

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GE Power  has announced that commercial operation was recently achieved on December 9, 2017 for China Huaneng Group’s Huaneng Guilin Gas Distributed Energy Project (“The Project”) using three of GE’s 6F.01 gas turbines. The Project marks the first 6F.01 gas turbines in operation globally and builds on GE’s already strong 6F gas turbine performance in China, with more than 30 units operating commercially.

Featuring an innovative combined cooling, heating and power (CCHP) configuration, the Project will be capable of self-determining its electricity output based on heat demand while also supplying heating and electricity to nearby factories. It is also capable of providing heating and cooling to surrounding public, commercial, and residential-areas. These benefits, centered around the 6F.01 technology, will help the region see more reliable, cost-effective and flexible power for many years.


“China is on the dawn of a major boom in gas distributed energy, and as China’s energy structure and industry landscape evolves, the country is setting requirements on co-generation.” said Yang Dan, vice president of GE and president of GE Power China. “ From design and manufacturing to installation, our global and local teams are joining hands to provide timely, reliable and customizable solutions to make 6F.01 a good fit to the market. With a strong commitment in localization, we will continue to create more value for customers and contribute to a cleaner, safer and more efficient power systems.”

With advanced materials and technologies adopted from GE’s H- and F-class gas turbines, the 50 MW 6F.01 boasts an industry leading combined cycle efficiency of 57 percent and fuel utilization rate of 81.15 percent.

GE’s 6F gas turbines have received over 200 orders from 42 countries to date, with more than 30 units sold in China alone. Production for and service of the turbines has been localized, with the flame tubes of the combustion chamber manuctured at Shenyang GE Liming Turbine Components Company, Ltd.,  and repair and maintainance available at  GE’s Qinhuangdao Service Centers.