After years of research and development supported by a billion dollar investment plan, GE (NYSE: GE) is celebrating the first 9HA gas-fired turbine manufactured at the company’s Belfort Gas Turbine Center of Excellence in France. The first 9HA unit will be shipped to Bouchain, France, where Électricité de France (EDF) and GE are developing a 575-MW flexible and efficient gas-fired power plant.
The project in Bouchain will be the first new gas power generation combined-cycle plant equipped with GE’s 9HA gas turbine technology. It is scheduled to enter commercial service in mid- to late-2016 in the Nord Pas-de-Calais region.
The operating flexibility of GE’s 9HA gas turbine technology will enable EDF to respond quickly to fluctuations in grid demand, while supporting renewable energy in France.
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