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GE Gas Turbines for Chinese Refinery Expansion

Posted on May 19, 2006

GE Energy’s gas turbine technology has been selected for an integrated gasification combined-cycle (IGCC) power plant that will be part of the expansion of Fujian Petrochemical Company Limited’s (FPCL) refinery located in the Quangang District of Fujian Province, China. The Fujian Integrated Refining and Ethylene Joint Venture Project will expand the crude oil processing capacity of the existing refinery from four million to 12 million tons per year. FPCL is owned by China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec), the largest integrated energy and chemical company in China; and the Fujian government. The Fujian Integrated Project Joint Venture will consist of FPCL (50%), ExxonMobil (25%) and Saudi Aramco (25%).

GE will supply two Frame 9E gas turbines, both rated at nearly 130 MW, and two generators for the IGCC plant, which will support operations at the petrochemical complex. The two units will be manufactured at GE Energy’s facilities in Belfort, France and shipped to the project site in February and March of 2008 respectively, with commercial service expected to begin in June and July of that year.

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