GE’s 6F.01 Gas turbine completes first fire

GE first fire of GE 6F.01 gas turbine has been successfully completed at Huaneng Guilin Distributed Energy Project, which will supply power to seven major industries across Guilin. The Project will include supplying heating to Guilin’s nearby life sciences, pharmaceuticals, and tech industries, as well as providing heating and cooling to surrounding public, commercial, and residential areas.

The Project is the first ever gas power project for the city of Guilin and the largest gas power project for the province of Guangxi. It is also the first-ever distributed energy project managed by China Huaneng Group. Featuring an innovative combined cooling, heating, and power (CCHP) configuration, the three higher-efficiency 6F.01 gas turbine units have the capacity to achieve fuel efficiency of 81.15 percent and a total installed generating capacity of 210 MW.

The 6F.01 turbine can deliver a rapid startup, synchronizing to grid within as little as eight minutes and achieving to full load in less than 30 minutes to provide a safe and efficient power supply for the area. Gas distributed energy projects are capable of generating peak power on demand. Under 1×1 cogeneration configuration, the 6F.01 can reach a power generation efficiency of nearly 55.7 percent, far higher than the 40 percent usually achieved by coal fired power plants. The exhaust temperature would reach 600 degrees Celsius, generating more steam for heating. The whole system will reach a cogeneration efficiency of over 80 percent.

GE Power China President, Yang Dan said that they are very proud of the successful first firing. From design and manufacturing to installation, this project demonstrates GE’s leading gas turbine expertise, more than one hundred years’ experience in power services, and the strong capabilities of our local team. GE provides timely, reliable, and customized solutions that help their customers achieve breakthroughs and create more value while contributing to the sustainable development and transformation of China’s power industry.

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