Gas Turbine and Combined-Cycle
Power Plants in Taiwan

Chiayi
Location: Chiyai
Operator: Chiahui Power Corp (CPC)
Configuration: 670-MW, 3+1 combined-cycle with 7001FA gas turbines
Operation: 2003
Fuel: gas
HRSG supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: GE, Toshiba
Quick facts: The original developer was Taiwan Cement Corp, which sold a 40% stake in the plant to J-Power for $64.5mn in Dec 2002. The plant has a 25yr PPA with Taipower plus a 25yr gas supply contract with Chinese Petroleum Corp. GE has an O&M contract for the plant, which went commercial in Dec 2003. Chiyai’s total cost was about $400mn. In Jan 2002, a $305mn, 15yr syndicated loan for the plant was agreed by 12 local banks led by China Industrial Development Bank.

Photograph courtesy of J-Power
Posted 25 Aug 2004

Hsin Tao
Location: Hsinchu
Operator: Hsin Tao Power
Configuration: 600-MW, 3+1 combined-cycle with 7001FA gas turbines
Operation: 2002

Fuel: gas
HRSG supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: GE, Bechtel
Quick facts: This was
the first installation of FA gas turbine technology in Taiwan, and also GE's first long-term O&M contract in the country.

Photograph courtesy of Marley Cooling Technologies
Posted 20 Mar 2005

Hsinta CC
Location: Kaohsiung
Operator: Taiwan Power Co
Configuration: 5 X 442-MW, 3+1 blocks with V84.2 gas turbines
Operation: 1998-1999
Fuel: LNG, No 2 oil
HRSG supplier: NEM
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Pacific Engineers & Constructors, Taipower
Quick facts: This $1bn+ plant was ordered in 1994 for peak and intermediate load generation. The CCGT plant is in the southwestern port city of Kaohsiung next to a 2,100-MW coal and oil-fired plant completed in the 1980s.  Siemens' scope of supply also included Teleperm ME control systems and other electrical equipment. The HRSG’s are of the vertical, forced circulation design with two pressure levels. A substantial part of the boiler supply was subcontracted to Taiwanese companies.China Petroleum Corp (CPC) supplies LNG from Malaysia fuel for from its nearby Yung An LNG receiving terminal which was expanded to coincide with the Hsinta power project.

Photograph courtesy of Siemens
Posted 8 Dec 2007

 

Tatan I
Location: Taoyuan
Operator: Taiwan Power Co
Configuration: Two 700-MW, 3+1 blocks with M501F gas turbines
Operation: 2006
Fuel: LNG, oil
HRSG supplier: MHI
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco
EPC: MHI, CTCI
Quick facts: The biggest of Taipower’s CCGT greenfield plants is Tatan on a 143ha site near Kuanying on the northwest coast. Land reclamation started in Apr 1999. The equipment tender for the first two blocks was released in Apr 1999 and the EPC contracts signed in Jun 2003 for a total of about ¥200bn. In Jul 2003, Taipower and CPC signed a $8.7bn, 25yr agreement for 1.7mn tpy of LNG for the plant to be supplied from a new LNG terminal in Taichung. Four 700-MW, 2+1 blocks with M701G gas turbines are under construction for service in 2007/08 and two more 720-MW blocks are planned for 2012. Also known as Dah-Tarn.

Photograph courtesy of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Posted 24 Feb 2007

Tunghsiao
Location: Miaoli
Operator: Taiwan Power Co
Configuration: Two 317-MW, 3+1 blocks with 7001E gas turbines, one 300-MW 3+1 block with GT11D5 gas turbines, three 320-MW 3+1 blocks with GT11N gas turbines
Operation: 1980-2000
Fuel: LNG, oil
HRSG supplier: Steinmuller, NEM
T/G supplier: GE, Hitachi, BBC, Alstom
Quick facts: This is one of the most complicated CCGT plants in the world with six blocks of various configurations and from various suppliers.

Photograph by Florian Donno
Posted 27 Jan 2007

Tunghsiao-6
Location: Miaoli
Operator: Taiwan Power Co
Configuration: 320-MW, 2+1 combined-cycle with GT11N gas turbines
Operation: 2000

Fuel: LNG
HRSG supplier: NEM
T/G supplier: Alstom

Photograph courtesy of ABB
Posted 23 Mar 2002

Abbreviations:  CCGT = gas turbine combined-cycle, GE = General Electric , GT = gas turbine, HRSG = heat recovery steam generator, LNG = liquified natural gas, MHI = Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, PPA = power purchase agreement, T/G = turbine generator

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 12/22/07

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