GE Vernova’s Gas Power business announced the successful start of commercial operations for JERA’s 1.5GW Futtsu Power Plant–Group 4 located in Chiba, Japan, powered by three GE 9HA.01 gas turbines. The 5.6GW facility is comprised of four groups and is one of Japan’s largest and most critical power generation facilities and is Japan’s largest LNG terminal which receives over 11 million tons of LNG annually. Owned and operated by JERA Co., Inc. (JERA), Futtsu Power Plant plays a vital role in powering the Tokyo Metropolitan area, by supplying reliable electricity to residents and businesses.
GE Vernova, JERA and the EPC partner, Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba), performed a flange-to-flange replacement to upgrade the installed three units to the advanced 9HA.01 technology to ensure enhanced performance, efficiency, and lower emissions.
The flange-to-flange replacement, which entails a replacement of an older engine from inlet flange to exhaust flange, is a cost-effective solution to help address multiple power generation needs at once, including asset life extension, performance improvement, emissions controls, and fuel flexibility. The original gas turbines at Group 4 of the Futtsu Power Plant have now been replaced by GE’s latest HA gas turbine model.
The Futtsu Power Station is the fourth largest gas-fired power station in the world.
(Source: GE Vernova – Image: Futtsu power plant/mrhayata)