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GE’s Frame 9E Gas Turbine Set For Japan

Posted on June 18, 2012

GE is supplying Japan steel producer JFE Steel Co. Ltd. with a heavy duty Frame 9E gas turbine system for a steel gas-to-energy recovery project at the company’s East Japan Iron Works in Chiba City, located in the Keiyo (Tokyo-Chiba) Industrial Park east of Tokyo, GE said.

Engineering, procurement and construction contractor Toshiba Plant Systems & Services Corp. will install GE’s 9E gas turbine as well as a GE-designed 9A5 generator and associated equipment at JFE’s new 150 MW, multiple fuel, combined-cycle power plant. The sprawling steel mill operation produces about 7.3 million tonnes of crude steel annually, according to JFE.

The new combined-cycle plant will mainly use the steel mill’s own blast furnace and coke oven gases to generate on-site power for the mill’s operations and reduce the site’s annual carbon dioxide emissions. GE also will provide maintenance services through a 15-year parts supply and repair service agreement.

GE’s Frame 9E gas turbine can accommodate a broad spectrum of fuels including natural gas, light and heavy distillate oil, naphtha, crude, residual oil, blast furnace gas and biofuels, GE said. It also can burn a variety of syngases produced from oil or coal. GE expects to begin delivering its generating equipment to Japan in December 2013. JFE’s East Japan Iron Works power plant is scheduled to begin operating in June 2015.

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