GE teams up with Toshiba, again

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GE and Toshiba Corporation of Japan are bringing GE’s FlexEfficiency gas turbine technology to Japan and other key countries in Asia. The two comanies have agreed to mutually promote new combined-cycle power plants with 9FB gas turbines incorporating GE’s FlexEfficiency technology and Toshiba’s steam turbine-generators for projects in Japan and other Asian countries, as agreed upon by GE and Toshiba.

GE and Toshiba have worked together for eight decades, including nearly 30 years in the gas turbine sector. Over that time, the two companies have jointly installed 31 gas turbines for projects in Japan, totaling 7,993 MW of power. In addition to being a long-term GE gas turbine manufacturing associate, Toshiba also has a joint venture with GE to provide repair services for gas and steam turbines in Japan.

Earlier this year, GE signed an agreement with Harbin Electric Co. Ltd. to bring FlexEfficiency technology to China. As part of that agreement, Harbin plans to purchase four 9FB gas turbines before the end of 2013, including two that will incorporate FlexEfficiency technology.