GE (NYSE: GE) is supplying Japan steel producer JFE Steel with a heavy duty Frame 9E gas turbine system for a 150 MW steel gas-to-energy recovery project in Chiba City, east of Tokyo.

Engineering, procurement and construction contractor Toshiba Plant Systems & Services Corp will install GE’s 9E gas turbine as well as a GE-designed 9A5 generator and associated equipment at JFE’s new multiple fuel, combined-cycle power plant.

The new combined-cycle plant will mainly use the steel mill’s own blast furnace and coke oven gases to generate on-site power for the mill’s operations and significantly reduce the plant’s annual carbon dioxide emissions.

Paul Browning, president of thermal products for GE Energy, said: “We are excited to demonstrate how our heavy duty turbines have the operational flexibility to help JFE and other steel producers effectively deal with their gases that have fluctuating thermal qualities.”