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GE Energy Wins Third Round of Gas Turbines for China

Posted on May 31, 2005

GE Energy will supply four of its Frame 9E gas turbines for phase three of China’s Gas Turbine Power Plants Construction Project, representing all of the machines tendered for that class in this program.

A consortium led by Nanjing Turbine & Electrical Machinery Corp. (NTC), a local partner of GE Energy, will supply two GE Frame 9E gas turbines for the expansion of the Meishi Power Plant in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province and two 9E units for the Ge'ermu Combined-Cycle Power Plant in Ge'ermu City, Qinghai Province.

Shenzhen Meishi Electrical Power System Corp, Ltd. and the Huanghe River Upstream Hydro Power Development Co., Ltd., will own and operate the two projects, respectively. These will be the first GE Frame 9E machines to be used for China’s Gas Turbine Power Plants Construction Project. However, GE is supplying 20 of its F-technology gas turbines for phases one and two of the project. These projects, along with other gas turbine supply agreements, are a centerpiece of China's efforts to increase its power generation capacity.

For all three phases of the Gas Turbine Power Plants Construction Project, GE Energy and its partners Harbin Power Equipment Company, Ltd., and Nanjing Turbine Company, Ltd. will supply gas turbines totaling 8628 megawatts of new capacity to help meet China's soaring power requirements. The government has forecast the need to increase the country's installed capacity to 950 gigawatts by 2020, an increase of 509 gigawatts from 2004 levels. The 9E gas turbines will be assembled at NTC's facilities in Nanjing.

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