Published On: Sun, Feb 7th, 2021

Tongyeong power plant : GE wins contract for 1GW power generation equipment

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bagged an order in mid-January 2021 to deliver power generation equipment with a capacity of over 1GW for the Tongyeong in South Korea.

The Tongyeong combined cycle power plant is owned by , an independent power producer in South Korea.

As per the contract, GE will supply a couple of 7HA.02 turbines, two heat recovery steam generators (HRSG), an STF-D600 steam turbine, and also three H65 generators to the gas-fired power plant.

Commenting on the Tongyeong power plant contract, – President and CEO of GE Korea said: “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 based on CO2, SOx, NOx, particulate matter, or mercury.

“Our H-class are highly fuel flexible and 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 will supply its 7HA.02 gas turbines for the 1GW Tongyeong power plant in South Korea

GE will supply its 7HA.02 gas turbines for the 1GW Tongyeong power plant in South Korea. Photo courtesy of GE.

Additionally, GE inked an 18-year services agreement to handle maintenance services for the two gas turbines and generators.

The new gas-fired power plant will be built at the Anjeong Industrial Park in Tongyeong City. It is expected to generate enough electricity to power more than a million Korean homes.

Construction on the Tongyeong power plant is scheduled to begin this year by , with operations expected to begin in 2024.

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