On March 14, 2017, Harbin Electric Corporation awarded GE a contract to provide a 9HA gas turbine for the 650 megawatts (MW) Huadian Tianjin Junliangcheng VI gas combined-cycle power plant project. The 9HA gas turbine is expected to be shipped in February 2018 and arrive in Tianjin in April 2018. Set to be one of the most efficient power plants in the country upon completion, Junliangcheng is expected to bring a combined-cycle efficiency of over 62 percent, reduce sulphur oxide (SOx) emissions by up to 1,194 tons per year, nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by up to 500 tons per year, and carbon dioxide (CO2)emissions by more than two million tons per year. Junliangcheng is also able to provide a heat supply for up to 14.5 million square meters of building space, to be available for the city center and the outer regions of Tianjin. The facility is being converted from a coal-fired power plant to a gas-fired power plant with GE technology, and will reduce coal consumption by over one million tons annually. The combined-cycle power plant, featuring the 9HA turbine with high efficiency, flexibility, and low emissions, is well-positioned to answer the region’s call for cleaner air and infrastructure improvement.
The GE-Harbin Electric Corp. Eco-Partnership was launched on July 10, 2014. Pursuant to the Letter of Intent (LOI), the two companies agreed to conduct strategic cooperation in the design, manufacture, and demonstration of a 9HA gas turbine combined cycle power plant. Following the event, both GE and Harbin Electric Corporation have attached great importance to the initiative and have made significant headway in the past few years. For more information of this EcoPartnership, please click here.