Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) has won a contract from Korea Petrochemical (KPIC), for delivering a H-25 gas turbine and a generator for in-house power generation at KPIC’s Onsan ethylene plant at Ulsan-Metropolitan in south-eastern Korea.
KPIC intends to increase power generation capacity at the facility in order to add to its production capacity of 800,000 metric tons per annum (mtpa).
The plant presently operates at a capacity of 470,000mtpa of ethylene.
MHPS is expected to install and commission the power generation, comprising the turbine and generator, at the plant in June 2017.
As well as supporting the power requirements of the facility, the system will also deliver high-temperature exhaust gas to Naphtha Cracking Heaters as fuel air for energy saving.
The Japanese MHPS offers a comprehensive range of power solutions for its consumers, including products for thermal power generation systems, from small to medium-sized gas turbine-based, energy-saving power generation systems for industrial use to high-end large-capacity systems.
MHPS’ H-25 model is claimed to be a ‘high-reliability, low-maintenance heavy-duty gas turbine’, for which the firm has received orders for more than 170 units.
In September, the firm had received an order to deliver and install two sets of the natural gas-fired H-25 turbine and generator for a chemical company in Turkmenistan.
The power generation systems are expected to provide the core equipment with an in-house co-generation (combined heat and power supply) system for operating a fertilizer production plant in the country.
Image: A Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems’ H-25 gas turbine. Photo: courtesy of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.