Power, Like Good Things, Comes In Threes
GE supplying gas turbines for Beijing Power Plant
GE will supply three 9FB gas turbines for the 1378 MW Datang Gaojing combined-cycle cogeneration power plant under construction in Beijing, China. The new facility will help meet electricity demand in the Chinese capital while also meeting the environmental targets of China’s Five-Year Plan, GE said.
Compared to China’s existing electrical grid, this plant will release 99% less SOx, 88% less NOx and 49% less CO2 per unit of electrical output. In addition to the 9FB gas turbines, GE will supply related equipment and services to GE business partner and licensing associate Harbin Electric Corp., which is building the plant for owner and operator China Datang Corp.
The GE 9FB technology will provide over 1.3 GW of power and, when combined with Harbin’s district heating, is expected to be one of the most fuel-efficient Chinese power plants to date, according to GE. The equipment is expected to ship in October, with the plant beginning commercial operation in stages in October 2013.