General Electric International (GE) has secured an supply contract from Taiwan Power Company for the 6.5GW Hsinta and Taichung combined-cycle power plants.

As part of the contract, GE will work with its local consortium partner, CTCI Corporation, to engineer, manufacture, and commission combined cycle blocks for the power plants. The plants are expected to begin operations over several phases, beginning from 2024.

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Across both Taiwan Power sites, GE will deploy ten of its 7HA.03 gas turbines, along with five steam turbine, 15 generators and ten heat recovery system generators. It will also additional technology as part of its balance-of-plant scope.

A company spokesperson said the award will become an order following contract closure, and payment is expected within six months.

GE Gas Power Asia president & CEO Ramesh Singaram said: “Building on a proven track record of delivering and commissioning projects in Taiwan, GE is proud to support Taiwan Power Company in their energy transition program to increase electricity production capacity with more efficient technologies, and bring fast, flexible power to Taiwan.”

Once operational, the power plants will gradually phase out their coal-fired power generating units, in line with Taiwan’s Renewable Energy Development Act. This seeks to increase the gas-fired power ratio to 50% by the year 2025.

In June this year, GE secured an order from Japanese power producer JFE Steel for upgrading a gas turbine at the Chiba Power Plant. Under the contract, GE will upgrade the existing GT26HE MXL2 gas turbine unit to its GT26 HE model.