GE has announced that start of commercial operation for GS Power’s Anyang CHP plant Unit 2.2 in Anyang City, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. The project consists of renewal of older gas-powered assets with the latest turbine technology, including one GE 7HA.02 gas turbine, a GT H65 generator, one STF D650 steam turbine and a ST A39 generator, along with a Mark Vie Distributed Control System (DCS) software solution and services to support the availability and reliability of the plant.
The upgraded plant now delivers 500 MW of electricity along with steam for district heating for over 180 000 citizens of Anyang City. The plant entered commercial operation one week ahead of schedule. The plant will be capable of 93 per cent efficiency in district heating mode. This is an increase of over 13.8 per cent in efficiency.
GS Power said: “Following GE’s successful modernisation of Anyang CHP Unit 2-1, we chose to continue to partner with GE for the second unit renewal project.”