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GE, Harbin Electric Pen Deal For FlexEfficiency technology

Posted on June 3, 2011

GE and Harbin Electric Co., Ltd. (HE) have signed a memorandum of understanding that allows HE to purchase GE’s newest gas turbine featuring FlexEfficiency technology.

As part of the agreement, HE plans to purchase four 9FB gas turbines from GE before the end of 2013, including two that will incorporate FlexEfficiency technology. The purchases are subject to HE receiving projects, most likely for district heating applications in China, GE said.

GE’s FlexEfficiency technology is engineered to deliver a combination of flexibility and efficiency. By rapidly ramping up and down in response to fluctuations in wind and solar power, the technology will enable the integration of more renewable resources into the power grid, according to GE.

HE has been teaming with GE since 2003 to provide heavy duty gas turbines for projects in China, including the Gas Turbine Power Plants Construction Project, a centerpiece of the country’s efforts to meet its growing power requirements. In 2010, GE and HE formed a joint venture to serve China’s wind energy industry.

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