With a goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2050 and net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2065, Thailand needs an energy partner with the right technology solutions to help the country continue providing reliable, cleaner power for its nearly 70 million residents.
Highly reliable and efficient to run, the 9HA gas turbine can help deliver the lowest cost per kWh as compared to other gas turbine technologies. In fact, the 9HA can deliver more than 64% net efficiency in combined-cycle operation.
Our gas turbines run on a variety of fuels that include hydrogen, making them a good solution to help meet decarbonization goals. With more power at a lower cost and reduced CO2 emissions—Thailand’s energy producers and consumers can enjoy reliable, cost-efficient electricity for the future.
The highly efficient, air-cooled 9HA gas turbine is an industry leader in the H-class space, delivering exceptionally low lifecycle costs per megawatt.
Lowest cost conversion of fuel to electricity
The 9HA.02 gas turbine is an industry leader in the H-class space, delivering exceptionally low lifecycle costs per megawatt. Over its lifecycle, total cost of ownership of the 9HA.02 gas turbine is 5% lower than GE’s F-class—driven by lower capex, simplified configuration, decreased fuel cost from industry-leading efficiency, and extended maintenance intervals and reduced maintenance cost for H-class technology.
Leading the gas turbine industry
GE’s H-class combined-cycle power plant has industry-leading flexibility with startup to load in less than 10 minutes, the quickest ramp rate in the industry—full combined-cycle plant load in less than 30 minutes—and 7% standby mode. This flexibility gives customers the ability to reduce fuel consumption, avoid costly shutdowns, improve the lifecycle of the equipment, and remain online and ready to provide power quickly when renewable resources aren’t available.
Powering Thailand towards decarbonization with the lowest emissions in the industry
The 9HA’s DLN 2.6e combustion system offers a step change in performance, emissions, and fuel flexibility. The DLN 2.6e maintains many of the elements of GE’s DLN 2.6+ combustion system and introduces advanced premixing for reduced NOx emissions while enabling high plant efficiency. Its advanced premixer enables expanded fuel flexibility to operate on both “rich” and “lean” gaseous fuels, a 50% hydrogen (H2) capability with a future technology pathway to 100%, a gas turbine turndown to more than 30% load, and an optional park mode at 7-15% load, further reducing customers’ operating costs.
Tried and tested gas turbines
Installing a gas turbine in your plant shouldn’t involve any unknowns. Across our HA fleet, each original turbine is put through several rigorous full-speed, full-load (FSFL) validation test at our Greenville, South Carolina facility. This $200 million investment allows us to push the units beyond real-world conditions—running the turbines at 110% of their rated speeds at load and replicating the harshest conditions. This type of extreme testing is possible because the gas turbine operates independently from the restriction of the power grid, enabling a much wider testing envelope than an on-grid facility.
3rd party recognition for industry excellence
GE is the only original equipment manufacturer (OEM) that has been previously recognized by a 3rd party for setting two world records for powering the most efficient plant in an H-class combined-cycle (CC) application: 63.08% gross CC efficiency at Chubu Electric’s Nishi Nagoya power plant in Japan (7HA, 60Hz), and 62.22% net CC efficiency at EDF’s Bouchain power plant in France (9HA, 50Hz).
In 2021, Southern Power Generation’s 1.4 GW Track 4A power plant, a natural gas-fired power plant in southern Malaysia—equipped with the first commercial GE 9HA gas turbines—was recognized by POWER Magazine as their “2021 Power Plant of the Year” and by Diesel & Gas Turbine WORLDWIDE as “Power Plant of the World”, a meaningful model for balancing climate awareness, energy affordability, and reliability.
In addition, GE’s HA technology was adopted at China Huadian Corp’s Juliangcheng plant to help accelerate the retirement of existing coal-fired capacity and replace it with new, highly efficient combined-cycle gas turbines—an important role that earned POWER Magazine’s “ReinventionAward”.
Proven technology throughout the world
GE introduced H-class technology to the industry 26 years ago. Today, GE’s HA product portfolio—first introduced in 2014—was engineered to reduce carbon emissions and to help support today’s flexible power generation model. The H-class portfolio leverages GE’s advanced combustion and compressor technology along with critical advancements in material science, design and coatings for higher output and performance.
GE’s HA portfolio is the world’s fastest-growing fleet in its class with more than 129 gas turbines ordered by 50+ customers across 20 countries. Our HA technology has accumulated more than 1M operating hours (as of August 2021) at 30 customer sites globally, and 2/3rd of our HA operating fleet has 16K+ operating hours.
Faster installation reduces time and cost
GE’s gas turbine packaging, available on all H-Class gas turbine models, leverages a lean, modular, prefabricated approach and is engineered for:
The gas turbine enclosure features modular architecture with valves, piping, and electrical systems packaged into stackable modules allowing for simultaneous installations and reduced safety concerns and delays due to interfering tasks.
Learn about the current energy landscape, the evolution of the role of gas, and how it can serve as a lower-emission and affordable solution to support long-term plans for decarbonization.
Learn about the use of hydrogen and unlocking its potential so that it can be a reliable source of fuel going forward.
From Thomas Edison’s first incandescent light bulb to the latest gas turbines that provide energy for power plants and jet engines alike, no other American-born company has a heritage of innovation as deep as GE. For the last 150 years, GE has been committed to making continuous progress to help propel technology forward and create a brighter tomorrow. Today, GE is a leader in the fields of power, aviation, healthcare, digital technology, and renewable energy.
GE has had a presence in Thailand since 1900 when it began selling lightbulbs. Today, GE is one of Thailand's largest foreign infrastructure providers with businesses including energy, aviation, and healthcare. We are committed to providing solutions that will help improve living standards across the country, improve the efficiency, productivity, cost and emissions of gas power generation, and drive continuous growth as we take on new, emerging challenges.
9HA gas turbines
power on the grid
The plant began operations in 2022, and is delivering more than 1,400 MW to the national grid – enough electricity to supply the equivalent of up to 2 million average Thai homes—and will help Thailand achieve its goal of securing 57,460 MW of power generation capacity by 2036.
"Thailand's largest gas-fired power plant, this 1,400 MW combined-cycle facility is owned and operated by the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand and is equipped with 2 of GE's 9HA gas turbines."
safe man hours on the project
total plant output capacity
"From a longstanding relationship with GE, we trust its HA technology and are proud to see hard work and efficiency achieve the start of GE’s first-ever commercial-operation 9HA.02 gas turbines, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, without having to compromise on health and safety."
capacity of three combined-cycle blocks
net efficiency in combined-cycle mode
Alor Gajah’s 2,242 MW plant is Malaysia’s largest combined-cycle gas turbine power plant. Now running three combined-cycle blocks of GE 9HA gas turbines, a new heat recovery steam generator, and a steam turbine, Alor Gajah can provide up to 10% of the country’s energy needs.
"The starring equipment comes from General Electric. We’re using GE’s latest technology in the gas turbine sector to generate enough power to light up 10% of the country’s electricity requirements."
9HA.02 gas turbines
D652 steam turbines
Part of the Indonesian government’s 35 GW electrification initiative to power close to 11 million homes throughout the country, the 1750 MW Jawa One combined-cycle power plant began operations in 2021 and is powered by two units of GE’s 571 MW 9HA.02 gas turbines and two units of the 309 MW D652 steam turbine.
The plant will also be serviced by GE as part of a 25+ multi-year agreement that includes APM digital solutions, commissioning and installation, parts, field and repair services.
9HA gas turbine in Indonesia
homes will be powered by GE
An initiative under the government’s plans of achieving 35,000 MW capacity, the 780 MW combined-cycle Tambak Lorok power plant will house Indonesia’s first 9HA gas turbine—as well as a GE generator, D650 steam turbine, heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) and balance of plant equipment.
The plant will provide enough power to supply the equivalent of up to 5 million homes and help ensure more reliable and affordable electricity for the Java-Bali grid.
long-term H2 target for the 7HA.02 gas turbine
of units globally burning H2 and low-BTU fuels use GE technology
With countries all over the world looking for ways to decarbonize energy and fight climate change, GE Gas Power just helped the US take an important first step. Together with New Fortress Energy, GE Gas Power announced that Long Ridge in Ohio will be the first purpose-built hydrogen-burning power plant in the United States and the first worldwide to blend hydrogen in a GE H-class gas turbine. The plant utilizes a GE 7HA.02 combustion turbine, which can burn between 15-20% hydrogen by volume in the gas stream initially, with the capability to transition to 100% hydrogen over time.
in projected carbon dioxide emission reduction compared to current levels
of service agreements
The 1.8 GW Hamriyah Independent Power Plant (IPP) is a key component of the Sharjah Electricity, Water and Gas Authority’s (SEWA’s) 2030 Roadmap to boost installed capacity to 4,600 megawatts. GE’s HA technology is expected to help make the Hamriyah project the most efficient power plant in the Middle East’s utilities sector once it is complete.
"The delivery of GE’s H-Class gas turbines at the Hamriyah Power Plant marks a significant milestone for the region’s utility sector. It brings us one step closer to delivering on our commitment to provide on-demand, affordable power to meet the needs of Sharjah, and to reduce the environmental impact of power generation activities in the emirate."
combined-cycle capacity for the Bouchain plant
efficiency rating from EDF/GE partnership
After a 45-year partnership, GE and France’s EDF unveiled the world’s most efficient combined-cycle power plant. With an efficiency of 62.22%, the Bouchain plant runs on GE’s 9HA gas turbine, helping to deliver a world record, and setting the stage for the next-generation 9HA model—the 9HA.
"By commissioning this new generation power plant with GE, EDF demonstrates its intent to apply the best available technologies on the market to make its French power plants more energy efficient, all while supporting the energy transition."
To help ensure efficient and reliable power for Thailand, EGAT has partnered with GE to build the country’s first power plant featuring a GE’s 9HA.02 gas turbine. The Bang Pakong plant is expected to generate 1.4 GW of power; equivalent to powering ~3M homes in the region.
The fleet now has an installed capacity of more than 47 gigawatts (GW) of power.
At an event commemorating EGAT’s first 9HA.02 gas turbine power plant in operation, Ramesh Singaram, President and CEO of GE Gas Power Asia, was interviewed at the Bangpakong power plant.
Learn how the launch of GE Vernova will help GE support Thailand's goals to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2065.
With local repair capabilities and the strength of our global expertise, GE is the service provider of choice in Asia, where we have 90% in-region self-sufficiency for heavy-duty gas turbines—including the HA. The Advanced Manufacturing & Repair Technology Center (AMRT) in Singapore is dedicated to providing H-class combined-cycle plant operators with fast support.