GE Lands Korean CHP Plant Deal
US engineering giant GE has won a contract to supply 500 MW of power generation equipment to Naepo Green Energy Co (NPGE)'s new district heating plant in South Korea, it said November 23. It will supply its 7HA.02 engine with its matching H65 generator but did not say what the contract was worth. Its power generator is 64% efficient while adding district heat production lifts it over 91%. It also cuts CO2 and nitrous oxide emissions.
The order also includes an STF-D650 steam turbine, one H35 generator, one heat recovery steam generator (HRSG), one GE condenser and equipment maintenance services for 19 years. The plant will also supply steam for district heating, meaning an end to individual hot water boilers, providing important support when temperatures reach -10 °C.
NPGE said GE would also provide maintenance support to help ensure operational excellence for years to come. "In addition, using GE technology for this district heating application will help us meet the government of South Korea's objective of shifting away from solid refuse fuel as part of its policy to reduce pollutants," it said.
Lotte Engineering & Construction will build the plant. GE's HA gas turbines are the world's largest and the most efficient gas turbines, offering low life-cycle cost of electricity generation.