GE Vernova ’s Gas Power business and Harbin Electric have announced that China’s State Development and Investment Corporation (SDIC) Jineng (Zhoushan) Gas Power Generation has ordered two GE 9HA.02 gas turbines for a new CCGT power plant located in the Zhoushan archipelago in Zhejiang Province, China.
The plant is expected to have a capacity of 1.7 GW to power demand for China’s largest archipelago – comprising 1390 islands. The first unit is scheduled to begin commercial operation by the end of 2025 and is expected to burn up to 10 per cent by volume of green hydrogen blended with natural gas in the future.
The new power plant will use two GE HA gas turbines, and these will support the growth of renewables, supplying power to ensure steady supply for when wind and solar aren’t available.
Tan Peidong, General Manager of SDIC Jineng Gas Power Generation, said: “We ordered GE’s H-Class technology for its ability to generate significant electrical output in a flexible and efficient way – crucial for the development of the maritime cluster – while helping to ensure reliability of supply in the over 130 urbanised islands of the archipelago.”