GE Power has announced that it will install its 6F.03 gas turbines at Korea Zinc’s LNG Combined Cycle Power Plant located in Onsan, Ulsan City, Korea.
Korea Zinc is a general non-ferrous metal smelting company, which produces 18 types of non-ferrous metals from zinc to lead, gold, silver, and copper as well as rare metals such as indium.
Using LNG as a fuel source, Korea Zinc’s LNG Combined Cycle Power Plant will generate more than 270MW of power for captive consumption.
A Korea Zinc official said: “This is a meaningful project that we can generate and supply power on our own using GE’s highly reliable gas turbines. GE’s 6F.03 gas turbines are offering superior performance, reliability, and flexibility, which we are exactly looking for.
“We will continue to collaborate with GE to complete the project successfully and ensure the stable supply of power to Korea Zinc.”
Two 6F.03 gas turbines will be installed at Korea Zinc Combined Cycle Power Plant by January 2021.
Both companies have collaborated to build the captive power plant for this industrial application, and the 6F.03 gas turbine has been selected. The 6F.03 gas turbine can generate up to 87MW of power in simple cycle.
GE Power Korea executive leader Woonsik Ha said: “We are glad that Korea Zinc selected GE’s 6F.03 gas turbine for their captive power plant.
“Our gas turbines provide high efficiency with durability and flexibility that will enhance Korea Zinc’s productivity.”
In a recent research by Korea Power Exchange for the self-generation in Korea, most captive power plants in Korea are operated by steel, petrochemical, and oil refinery companies that consume large amount of power.
The report stated that the demand of captive power will increase in near future, depending on economic prospects as well as fuel costs.
GE’s 6F.03 turbines are claimed to be operated on a range of natural gas, distillate, and synthetic fuels.