GE Power Services, a division of GE Power headquartered in Baden, Switzerland, has signed a 12-year agreement with Daya Bay Nuclear Power Operations and Management Co. of Shenzhen, China, for the provision of services to steam turbines, generators and auxiliary systems at its Daya Bay, Ling Ao and Ling Dong nuclear power plants.The contract's aim is to create both stability and profitability to the power plants. "GE's MYTA (multi-year agreement) will help generate reliable, sustainable electricity to power the Guangdong Province, Honk Kong Special Administrative Region," the company said.
The Daya Bay nuclear power power base has been operating for more than 20 years, a press statement said. The new contract "will help us steadily uplift equipment reliability and operating performance," said Li Zhishen, deputy general manager of Daya Bay Nuclear Power Operation Management.
Over the past 30 years, DNMC and GE have collaborated on the Daya Bay nuclear power base, which was originally built with Alstom. Since the acquisition of Alstom’s power business in 2015, GE has expanded its total plant solutions portfolio, including its Fleet360* services platform, and has added significant new technology capabilities for nuclear power plants.
"We collaborate with our customers to tailor MYA solutions that are unique to their needs,” said Xu Xin, general manager of GE’s Power Services business in China. “Each MYA solution is customized to meet the unique needs of different power plants. Our goal is to bring long-term value to power plants, like the Daya Bay nuclear plant, with agreements focused on key metrics for the equipment such as availability, operational flexibility and efficiency.”
Comprised of the Daya Bay, Ling Ao and Ling Dong nuclear power plants, the Daya Bay nuclear power base is the first large commercial nuclear power base in mainland China. It was the first nuclear power plant built in the country, and it has been operating in a safe and stable manner for over 22 years. In 2016, the base supplied nearly 45 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity to the grid, which can power the equivalent of 12 million homes.
GE's MYA solution will give the DNMC the operational stability it needs to operate and maintain the plants in the most economic and efficient way possible. Under the 12-year agreement, GE will provide services including the supply of spare parts, engineering support, on-site service, repair and life extension for the steam turbines at the Daya Bay nuclear power base, GE said.
To date, GE has signed MYAs with 750 customers globally, which represents an installed capacity of 300 gigawatts.
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