GE gas turbines achieve ‘commercial operation‘

Posted on 29 Oct 2017 and read 298 times
GE gas turbines achieve ‘commercial operation‘GE Power (www.gepower.com) recently announced that commercial operation has been achieved by Chubu Electric Power Co Inc’s Nishi-Nagoya power plant (Block-1) in Japan.

Featuring GE’s 7HA gas turbine technology and Toshiba’s steam turbine technology, Nishi-Nagoya Block-1 will provide more than 1,188MW of power to the grid with a world-leading thermal efficiency of more than 62%. The plant will supply enough electricity to power about 400,000 average Japanese homes.

This ‘milestone’ follows several years of close collaboration between Chubu, Toshiba and GE to support highly-efficient thermal power generation in Japan.

Chubu was initially looking to support the government’s initiative for cleaner more-efficient power generation by replacing its 40-year-old Nishi-Nagoya facility; it selected a more-efficient and more-flexible large-block gas turbine that could support multi-shaft combined-cycle operation, provide low NOx emissions — and run on LNG fuel.

GE’s HA technology was chosen as the best proven technology for the project.

GE is delivering a total of six 7HA.01 gas turbines for the Nishi-Nagoya power plant.

Bill Horie, country executive for GE Power in Japan, said: “GE’s HA technology underscores our company’s commitment to powering the world with more-efficient energy solutions, and we are proud to achieve this milestone with Chubu and Toshiba.

“The 7HA is a prime example of the important role GE can play in Asia’s energy future, and the HA’s proven operational experience in the field will provide more-reliable, efficient and flexible power for years to come.”

The 7HA’s fuel flexibility accommodates a wide range of gas and liquid fuels, including high-ethane (shale) gas and LNG.

Furthermore, the 7HA ramps up to full load in less than 30min, allowing for greater grid stability with renewable and alternative energy sources.

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