GE Energy Signs Service Agreements for China Power Plants
GE Energy has received contractual service agreements (CSAs) to provide maintenance, parts and additional services for two of the first advanced technology, gas turbine power plants in China.
The first CSA has been signed with Shanghai Cao Jing Co-generation Co. Ltd. and the China National Technical Import & Export Corporation. It covers one major inspection cycle, or approximately seven years, for a plant featuring two 300 MW units in the Shanghai Chemical Industrial Park. The co-generation plant will include two GE Frame 9FA gas turbines, scheduled to be commissioned in 2005. Power generated by the new facility will be supplied to Shanghai's power grid, with steam provided to the industrial park.
The new Shanghai plant is part of China's Gas Turbine Power Plants Construction Project, a centerpiece of the country's initiative to meet its growing power requirements utilizing cleaner, efficient combined cycle technology. GE Energy won contracts to supply 20 F technology gas turbines for the program.
The second CSA was signed with Zhejiang Guohua Yuyao Fuel Gas Power Generation Co. Ltd., a state-owned electric power producer. The agreement covers eight years, or the completion of one hot gas path inspection, for a 780 MW power plant in Yuyao City, Zhejiang Province. Based on two GE Frame 9FA gas turbine-generators and one steam turbine-generator set, the Yuyao plant is scheduled to begin service in 2005. The CSA includes parts, repair services and technical advisory services.