GE to Boost Reliability and Availability for Six Power Plants in China

GE (NYSE: GE) and Chinese state-owned power utility Guangdong Energy Group announced the signature of a long-term service agreement for Dongguan Ningzhou power plant, which is powered by three advanced GE 9HA.02 gas turbines. Additionally, GE also announced it will provide services to help ensure reliable and stable operation for a total of 10 GE aeroderivative gas turbines which currently power China Huadian Corporation LTD. (CHD)’s Tianjin Beichen, Guangdong Foshan, Jiangsu Jinhu, Shanghai Minhang, and Fujian Xiamen power plants.

Guangdong Energy Group

The cooperation between GE Gas Power and Guangdong Energy Group has an extensive and important history. In 2018, the two companies celebrated the start of commercial operation of Xinhui Power Plant, powered by two GE 9F.05 gas turbines. In 2020, GE announced that Guangdong Energy Group ordered three GE 9HA.02 gas turbines for Dongguan Ningzhou combined cycle power plant in Guangdong province, in the Greater Bay Area. The three units successfully arrived in Dongguan City last year, and once completed, Dongguan Ningzhou Power Plant will deliver the equivalent electricity needed to supply more than 4 million households in China—and be one of the largest gas-fired power plant in China.

Today’s agreement with Guangdong Energy Group includes spare parts supply, unit maintenance, technical support, and on-site services for up to 18 years to enable boost the reliability and availability of these power generation assets. The plant will add 2.4 GW of power to the Guangdong province in alignment with national goals to transition from coal to natural gas to reduce carbon intensity.

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