Yonggang Group To Install GE Cogeneration Systems Fueled With Blast Furnace Gas To Provide Cleaner Energy To Steel Mill

GE today announced Jiangsu Yonggang Group (YG Group) will install four of GE’s (NYSE: GE) Jenbacher cogeneration systems that will be fueled with blast furnace gas (BFG). The project in China is the world’s first gas engine cogeneration plant that will use BFG to generate cleaner power and heat for a steel mill.

Powered by four of GE’s 1.97-megawatt (MW) J620 Jenbacher cogeneration units, the 7.88-MW combined heat and power (CHP) plant will offer a total efficiency of up to 83.5 percent to minimize the energy costs of YG Group’s steel mill. The project also will reduce 63,000 tons of CO 2 emissions per year at the mill.

YG Group has developed into a large-scale integrated iron and steel enterprise, producing 5 million tons of steel. The company is committed to becoming more energy efficient by utilizing the steel mill’s process gases to achieve greater energy savings and reduced emissions.

“GE is well-known around the world for its steel industry energy solutions. We are very pleased to cooperate with GE on this BFG project and believe both companies will have a bright future with this successful project,” said Mr. Yaofang Wu, general manager of YG Group. “GE is providing a cleaner and highly efficient gas engine solution to meet the development needs of the YG Group.”

The Yonggang BFG power plant in China will be the first commercial gas engine BFG project in the world. The project illustrates the breadth of GE’s product portfolio, which offers cleaner, highly efficient technologies to help customers reduce their emissions and energy costs.

GE plans to deliver the Jenbacher units by September 2013. Commercial start-up of the power plant is scheduled for the end of 2013.

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