GE’s 6F.01 Gas Turbine Goes Commerical In China

By Jack Burke30 January 2018

GE Power announced that commercial operation was recently achieved at China Huaneng Group’s Huaneng Guilin Gas Distribution Energy Project using three of GE’s 6F.01 gas turbines.

The project marks the first 6F.01 gas turbines in operation globally, GE said. GE has more than 30 6F gas turbines operating in China commercially. The Huaneng Guilin Gas Distribution Energy Project went online Dec. 9.

“The project marks a breakthrough for many, as the first-ever gas power project for the city of Guilin and the first-ever distributed energy project by China Huaneng Group,” said Li Xiaodong, general manger of Huaneng Guilin Gas Distributed Energy Co. Ltd.  “With GE, we are advancing the city’s smart energy intiatives, supplying high-efficiency and cleaner energy, and supporting the city’s ambition to increase prosperity.”

With advanced materials and technologies adopted from GE’s successful H- and F-class gas turbines, the 6F.01 offers a combined cycle efficiency of 57% and fuel utilization rate of 81.15%, the company said. GE said the turbine is also the most efficient 50 MW gas technology and has the best heat cogeneration capabilities in its class, making it an suitable for gas distributed energy projects and helping to maximize profitability.

Guilin, in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, is a world-famous tourism destination in China, known for its incredible natural landscape, GE said. As it is developing industrially, the city is not only looking for cleaner energy but also a modern and efficient heat supply for many businesses including life science, pharmaceuticals and technology industries.

GE’s 6F gas turbines have received over 200 orders from 42 countries to date, with more than 30 units sold in China alone. Production for and service of the turbines has been localized, with the flame tubes of the combustion chamber manuctured at Shenyang GE Liming Turbine Components Company, Ltd.,  and repair and maintainance available at  GE’s Qinhuangdao Service Centers.

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