GE Power System To Russia
GE 9HA gas turbine to replace current gas-fired boilers, increase CHP plant efficiency to 80%
GE has received an order from TGK-16, an independent heat and electricity producer owned by Tatar-American Investment and Finance (TAIF), for a power generation system to be installed at a combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Kazan, Russia.
The system is based on GE’s 9HA.01 gas turbine and will replace existing gas-fired boilers and increase the CHP facility’s electrical production from 420 MW to 808 MW. GE said the 9HA system will operate on natural gas and provide additional electricity for businesses and homes – as well as heat for continuous petrochemical production – while using 30% less fuel.
Modernizing the CHP-3 plant will create a total plant efficiency of approximately 80%, the company said, and reduce the region’s power shortage, created in part by increased power consumption from Kazan’s large number of petrochemical industries and refineries. GE will provide the turnkey solution with support from GAMA Power Systems on engineering and construction of the plant.
GE will manufacture and assemble the equipment for CHP-3 at production facilities in France, the U.S. and Turkey. Commissioning of the plant is scheduled for the first quarter of 2017.