GE has secured an order expected to deliver more than 1 GWe power generation equipment for Tongyeong combined cycle power plant in South Korea. GE will supply two 7HA.02 gas turbines, one STF-D600 steam turbine, two heat recovery steam generators and three H65 generators. In addition GE has signed an 18-year agreement to provide maintenance services for the 7HA.02 gas turbines and generators.
The new plant, to be located at Anjeong Industrial Park in Tongyeong City, is scheduled to start construction in 2021 and be carried out by Hanwha Engineering & Construction Co, with the start of commercial operations expected in 2024.
Chris Khang, president & CEO of GE Korea commented: “Gas power will play a critical role in facilitating South Korea’s transition to a lower carbon future. Natural gas-fired combined cycle power plants are the lowest emitting fossil fuel power plants, whether measured by CO2, SOx, NOx, particulate matter, or mercury. Our H-class gas turbines are … able to operate on a variety of fuels, including blends of hydrogen and natural gas to offer Tongyeong Eco Power multiple pathways to achieve lower or near-zero carbon operations, if needed in future”.
GE’s HA gas turbine portfolio is the company’s fastest-growing fleet with more than 100 units ordered by more than 45 customers across 20 countries. As of December 2020, the HA fleet has accumulated more than 745 000 operating hours in commercial operations.
In 2016, GE undertook a large-scale investment in Changwon, South Korea, by acquiring Doosan’s HRSG manufacturing business – the HRSG pressure part modules for this project will be built in GE’s factory in the city.