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Huadian JV to break turbine maintenance oligopoly

Huarui Gas Turbine Services is chipping away at the dominance of foreign multinationals in the Chinese market for servicing gas turbines Huarui Gas Turbine Services is chipping away at the dominance of foreign multinationals in the Chinese market for servicing gas turbines.
By Tang Tian 15 May 2018 0 30850
A GE 6FA gas-fired turbine. (GE)

A Chinese-Swiss joint venture is providing China’s gas-to-power sector with an alternative to its reliance on foreign multinationals for servicing heavy-duty gas turbines, a development  that industry insiders say will promote the progress of gas-fired power generation in the country.

Huarui Gas Turbine Services, a little-known JV between China Huadian and Zurich-based Sulzer, is in competition with industrial giants GE, Siemens and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems – which typically lock Chinese buyers into expensive long-term contracts for field services, repairs and the supply of key parts.

“Their...