9HA gas turbine deployed at Huadian Tianjin power plant

Harbin Electric (HE) is planning to deploy a GE 9HA gas turbine at its 650MW Huadian Tianjin Junliangcheng VI gas combined-cycle power plant project.

The 9HA turbine is scheduled to be delivered in Q3 next year. GE’s flexible, efficient, and low-emission product is expected to help Huadian Tianjin Junliangcheng VI work towards cleaner energy and infrastructure improvement in China.

GE’s gas power systems president and chief executive officer (CEO) Joe Mastrangelo said: “GE has worked closely with HE for more than a decade, and today’s announcement represents a significant milestone in our journey to deliver the world’s most advanced gas turbine technology in China.

“Bringing the HA to China is important for the acceleration of China’s power industry, enabling more affordable, reliable, accessible, and sustainable power generation.”

It is estimated that upon completion, the Junliangcheng plant will deliver a combined-cycle efficiency of more than 62%, minimise sulphur oxide (SOx) emission by up to 1,194 tonnes, nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by approximately 500 tonnes, and carbon dioxide (CO²) emissions by more than two million tonnes per year.

The power plant can also provide a heat supply of around 14.5 million square metres to the city centre and the outer regions of Tianjin.

Being converted from a coal-fired to a gas-fired power plant with GE technology, the power station is expected to save coal consumption of more than one million tonnes per year. The first GE HA combined-cycle power plant was inaugurated in France last year. It was reported to achieve a net efficiency of 62.22%.