The new cogeneration plant will provide electricity and industrial heating for the Nanxun development zone and support the Chinese government’s initiative to produce more energy with reduced emissions.

Under the contract, GE will supply the key components of the 6F 3-series gas turbines, while NTC will produce the generator and steam turbine for the cogeneration plant.

GE will also provide installation services, spare parts, gas turbine training, a distributed control system and steam turbine controls for the plant.

The first unit for the Nanxun project will be shipped in October 2013, while the second machine will be shipped in December 2013 and the new cogeneration plant is expected to begin operation in the second quarter of 2014.

The 6F 3-series gas turbine has been designed to provide high cogeneration efficiency with long-cycle maintenance intervals and will help the companies meet their heating and electricity demands with lower costs.

The gas turbine has a simple-cycle output of 77MW, about 135MW exhaust energy, with nitrogen oxide emissions of 15 parts per million and will reach around 71% cogeneration efficiency in Nanxun.

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