GE has been awarded a contract to upgrade the efficiency and availability of eight GE gas turbines at the Japanese utility’s Joetsu Thermal Power Station. Under terms of the agreement, GE’s Power Generation Services business will provide three GE Power FlexEfficiency* upgrade offerings, including a Dry Low NOx 2.6 (DLN2.6) combustor, an OpFlex* gas turbine controls technology package, and its Advanced Gas Path (AGP) solution to upgrade eight 7F gas turbines that are powering Chubu’s power plant.
The Joetsu Thermal Power Station, which is primarily fuelled by LNG, is located in Joetsu City, Niigata Prefecture, facing the Sea of Japan.
Chubu Electric Power’s Executive Officer, General Manager of Thermal Power Department Power Generation Division, Akira Kuriyama, said: “GE’s proven AGP solution gives us the ability to improve thermal efficiency by 0.7% and reduce the fuel costs and CO2 emissions of our Joetsu Thermal Power Station […] In addition, the AGP solution contributes to improved durability of the equipment itself and extends maintenance intervals from three years to four years, which helps to improve our competitiveness by reducing operational costs and shortening downtime for maintenance.”
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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