GE has secured an order from the engineering, procurement, and construction consortium of Posco Engineering & Construction (POSCO), Mitsubishi Corp and PEC Powercon Sdn to provide power generation equipment for the natural gas fired 1200 MW Pulau Indah Power Plant, in Selangor, Malaysia. The plant will be powered by GE’s HA technology and it will consist of a two-block combined cycle power plant. In addition, GE will provide a full spectrum of services solutions for 21 years.
GE will provide two blocks of 600 MW, each including a GE 9HA.01 gas turbine, an STF-D650 steam turbine, a W88 generator and a once through heat recovery steam generator (OT HRSG). GE’s 9HA is the company’s flagship and most efficient 50 Hz gas turbine. The plant is scheduled to start commercial operations in 2024.
“Malaysia in particularly the state of Selangor has seen huge economic development, urbanisation and population growth in the last three decades, which have been major drivers for its increasing demand for energy, although accompanied with increasing greenhouse gas emissions. It was crucial for us to select a highly efficient technology … to help reduce the amount of fuel used to generate electricity, and working with GE to provide services and cost-effective performance improvements on the power generation equipment will help us achieve our goals” said Datin Paduka Norazlina Zakaria, executive director of Pulau Indah Power Plant Sdn.
In its effort to reduce greenhouse gases under the Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) Plan, Malaysia seeks to achieve a 45% CO2 emissions reduction target by 2030 across key industries including power generation.