JFE Steel Corporation has ordered a GE 9E gas turbine as well as a GE-designed 9A5 generator and associated equipment at its new 150 MW combined-cycle power plant. JFE’s East Japan works produces about 8 million tons of crude steel annually, according to JFE.
The plant will mainly use the steel mill’s own blast furnace and coke oven gases to generate on-site power for the mill’s operations. GE expects to begin delivering its generating equipment to Japan in December 2013. JFE’s East Japan Iron Works power plant is scheduled to begin operating in June 2015.