GE to supply Harbin Electric with 'FlexEfficiency' gas turbines

GE is to supply China's Harbin Electric (HE) with its latest gas turbines featuring 'FlexEfficiency' technology.
 
As part of a memorandum of understanding, HE is to purchase four 9FB gas turbines from GE before the end of 2013, including two that will incorporate FlexEfficiency technology. The purchases are subject to HE being awarded projects, most likely for district heating applications in China.
 
In a statement, GE said its "breakthrough" FlexEfficiency technology is engineered to deliver both flexibility and efficiency by rapidly ramping up and down in response to fluctuations in wind and solar power. GE said its latest gas turbine technology is the result of an investment of more than $500m in research and development.
 
Paul Browning, president and CEO—thermal products for GE Power & Water, said: “China is installing more wind turbines than any other country in the world and has plans to rapidly expand natural gas power generation. This creates an ideal environment for our new FlexEfficiency technology."
 
HE has been teaming with GE since 2003 to provide heavy duty gas turbines for projects in China. In 2010, GE and HE expanded their relationship, forming a joint venture to serve China’s wind energy industry.
 

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now

Whitepapers

Logistics Risk Management in the Transformer Industry

Transformers often are shipped thousands of miles, involving multiple handoffs,and more than a do...

Secrets of Barco UniSee Mount Revealed

Last year Barco introduced UniSee, a revolutionary large-scale visualization platform designed to...

The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...