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First commercial operation of GE’s 9HA.02 tech in Malaysia


Industry

February 26, 2021
By Maryam Farag


Industries

Photo: General Electric.

General Electric (GE), CTCI Corporation, and Southern Power Generation Sdn. Bhd. (SPG) announced the start of commercial operation for SPG’s track four-A power plant; a 1,440-megawatt combined cycle gas power plant in Malaysia.

This site will feature GE’s first 9HA.02 combined-cycle power plant. This plant was constructed with CTCI and consists of two generating blocks, each equipped with a gas turbine, a steam turbine, a generator and a heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) from GE.

“We have a longstanding relationship with GE and we trust its HA technology will help us meet the increasing power demand and contribute to long-term energy security needs in Malaysia,” said Dato’ Haji Nor Azman bin Mufti, Chairman, SPG. “We are proud to see how GE has adapted with hard work and efficiency to achieve the start of their first ever commercial operation for the 9HA.02 gas turbines despite the COVID-19 pandemic without compromising on health and safety.”

Under the terms of a 21-year agreement, GE will provide services and digital solutions to improve asset visibility, reliability and availability of the track four-A plant, which will produce the equivalent electricity needed to power approximately three million homes in Malaysia.

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The plant features two single-shaft generating blocks, each equipped with a 9HA.02 gas turbine and a STF-D650 steam turbine, driving a W88 generator, and, for an h-class plant, a GE once-through HRSG delivering combined cycle efficiency.

“By drawing on our rich experience in global power plant EPCs, CTCI and GE have proudly achieved more than 10 million safe man-hours on this project, a testament to the team’s reliability,” said Michael Yang, Chairman, CTCI Corporation. “The two companies’ joint success also paved way to another recent consortium in late 2020, helping us win a multi-billion-dollar EPC contract for five combined cycle gas power units in Taiwan.”