GE Power & Harbin Electric Announce Order for Langfang Gas Combined-Cycle Power Plant Project with SPIC

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.

“With the upgrade and transformation of the local economy and the coordinated development for the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, Langfang’s requirement for cleaner and more efficient energy has been increasing,” said Li Mingyu, general manager of Langfang. “With class leading efficiency, lower operating cost, best steam to power ratio for CHP application, high local content, execution & servicing, GE’s 9F.05 gas turbine is able to meet our requirement and sharpen our competitiveness in the power generation segment. We look forward to working closely with HE and GE Power in the future.”

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.

“We’re proud to work with HE to support China’s forward-thinking energy goals,” said Joe Mastrangelo, president & CEO of GE’s Gas Power Systems. “By applying our global knowledge of CHP applications and delivering our most advanced F-class gas turbines together with HE’s innovative technology, we will deliver more reliable, efficient and environmentally-friendly power generation in China than ever before.”

 “We are ready to provide the high quality equipment and serive to Langfang, and together with the owner, we will build this project as the example project of 9F,” said Wu Weizhang, President of Harbin Electric Co., Ltd.

With more than 400 units installed globally and more than 18 million combined operating hours, the 9F is one of GE’s most popular gas turbines worldwide. The 9F.05 is especially effective when combined with HE’s steam turbine, 330H gas turbine generator and steam turbine generator being used in Langfang. This combination of technologies can ultimately bring lower costs and higher profitability to SPIC thanks to a more efficient plant design.  

Source: General Electric (GE)
Date: Jan 8, 2018