GE and NTC are to supply two 77 MW 6F 3-series gas turbines for the Nanxun cogeneration power plant near Huzhu city.

GE and its technology partner, Nanjing Turbine & Electric Machinery Company, Ltd., (NTC), are to supply two 77 MW 6F 3-series gas turbines to Chinese power company Guodian Dianli for the Nanxun cogeneration power plant near Huzhu city in Zhejiang province, China. The new plant will provide electricity and industrial heating for the Nanxun development zone.

GE and NTC have been supplying 6B and 9E gas turbines in China for nearly 30 years and in 2012, the two companies signed a technology transfer agreement for the 6F 3-series.

"NTC was our earliest partner for gas turbine manufacturing in China, and that relationship was key to winning this project" said Victor Abate, president and CEO, Thermal Products for GE Power & Water.

GE will supply the key components of the 6F 3-series gas turbines (flange-to-flange) while NTC will produce the generator and steam turbine for the new plant. GE also will provide installation services, spare parts, gas turbine training, a distributed control system and steam turbine controls.

The 6F 3-series gas turbine, says GE, is engineered for high cogeneration efficiency and long-cycle maintenance intervals, which will help Guodian Dianli meet its heating and electricity demands with lower costs. The gas turbine has a simple-cycle output of 77 MW, and can reach approximately 118 MW of heat energy, with NOx emissions of 15 ppm, and will attain around 71 % cogeneration efficiency in Nanxun. The first unit will be shipped in October of 2013 while the second machine will be shipped in December 2013. The new plant is expected to begin operation in the second quarter of 2014. The fuel source will be natural gas from China’s West to East Pipeline II.

GE has been present in China since the early 1900s, in the course of which it has supplied 270 gas turbines (including 10 6F 3-series gas turbines), 70 steam turbines, 50 gasification licences and more than 1000 wind turbines. GE’s China Technology Centre in Shanghai is one of the company’s four global research centres.