Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) will supply a natural-gas-fired gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power generation system equipment to Hongkong Electric (HK Electric) for Unit 10 of the Lamma Power Station Extension project.
The unit is expected to have an output limit for 350MW and become operational in January 2020.
MHPS will be responsible for supplying the main components of the unit including M701F4 gas turbine, a steam turbine, heat recovery steam generator and air quality control system, under a contract signed by the two companies.
The facility will be developed on Lamma Island beside the existing Unit 9.
HK Electric managing director Wan Chi-tin said: "The signing of this agreement represents a milestone for HK Electric as it marks the beginning of the construction of L10.
"When L10 is commissioned in 2020, it will enable HK Electric to further reduce our carbon footprint and other emissions while maintaining power supply reliability."
The new unit will be replacing the ageing units at the power station, and can help to meet the stringent emission requirements set by the Hong Kong Government, MHPS said.
Hong Kong Government intends to increase natural gas generation in the region to 50% by 2020 in order to bring down carbon emissions caused due to power generation.
The government has approved a five-year (2014-2018) development plan presented by HK Electric, which requires the company to retire three of its coal-fired units and one gas-fired unit by 2020.
Image: A MHPS M701F4 gas turbine. Photo: courtesy of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.