Taiwan orders 600 MW power plant

GE Power systems has received contracts totalling more than $280m to supply equipment and services, including a long term operation and maintenance contract for a new 600 MW combined cycle plant in Taiwan.

The new power plant will be located south of Taipei, in Kuanshi Rural Township, Hsinchu County. The plant will be owned by Hsin Tao Power Corporation and power will be sold to Taiwan Power Company.

GE will supply three MS7001FA gas turbines, one steam turbine-generator and three heat recovery steam generators. These will be the first 7FAs sold into Taiwan. It will also be GE`s first O&M contract there.

A consortium including GE and Bechtel will design and build the facility, with plant commissioning scheduled for the third quarter of 2001. The plant will operate in daily peaking duty for 4000 h per year with 300 starts.