Gas, Gas Turbines

GE Deploying Gas Turbines to Zinc Plant in South Korea

SEOUL—GE will deploy two of its flexible 6F.03 gas turbines to be installed at Korea Zinc Combined Cycle Power Plant by January 2021.

The G5.03 gas turbines will power Korea Zinc’s LNG Combined Cycle Power Plant located in Onsan, Ulsan City of Korea. Korea Zinc produces 18 types of non-ferrous metals from zinc to lead, gold, silver, and copper as well as rare metals such as indium, contributing to the growth of Korea’s basic metal industry for over 40 years.

Korea Zinc’s LNG Combined Cycle Power Plant will produce power for the captive consumption of Korea Zinc, meaning the plant will produce the electricity needed for the local industrial operations at the site. The plant will generate more than 270 MW of power using LNG as a fuel source.

GE’s 6F.03 gas turbine can generate up to 87 Megawatt (MW) of power in simple cycle.

“We are glad that Korea Zinc selected GE’s 6F.03 gas turbine for their captive power plant,” Woonsik Ha, executive leader of GE Power in Korea, said. “Our gas turbines provide high efficiency with durability and flexibility that will enhance Korea Zinc’s productivity.”

GE’s 6F.03 turbines are capable of operating on a wide range of natural gas, distillate, and synthetic fuels. With the large and diversified installed base across 40 countries, there are more than 200 units of GE’s 6F.03 gas turbines in operation globally.