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MHPS receives gas turbine order

LNG Industry,

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Ltd (MHPS), together with Marubeni Corp., has received an order for two M501J gas turbines and a steam turbine.

These new turbines will be used to power the 950 MW LNG-fired Pyeongtaek combined cycle power plant to be built by Shin Pyeongtaek Power Co. Ltd, GS Energy Corp. and other companies.

Gas turbines

MHPS additionally signed a long-term service agreement for the gas turbines, which are core components of gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power plants. The turbines will be supplied to a consortium led by POSCO Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd (POSCO E&C) and SEOHEE Construction Co. Ltd, which is responsible for the EPC scope of the plant.

The plant is due to commence operations in November 2019. The newly received order, on the heels of order from Chuncheon Energy in December 2014, brings the total number of M501J gas turbines ordered in Korea to 16.

LNG power plant

Shin Pyeongtaek Power will build the new LNG Pyeongtaek power plant in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi-do, located approximately 80 km south of Seoul. Once operational, the power generated at the plant will be sold to Korea Power Exchange (KPX) to support power demand in the capital and the surrounding area.

The new GTCC plant will consist of two M501J gas turbines, a steam turbine and a generator, of which MHPS is responsible for manufacture and supply of gas and steam turbines. Under the terms of the long-term service agreement, MHPS will provide parts, repairs, maintenance services for the gas turbines and other equipment, as well as remote monitoring of vital operating data.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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