Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) has been awarded a contract by Kyushu Electric Power to construct a 480MW natural gas-fired, gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power generation plant in Japan.
Under the contract, MHPS will build the GTCC power generation plant at the Kyushu Electric Power's existing Shin Oita Thermal Power Station located at the mouth of the Ono River in Oita City.
Scheduled to go on stream in July 2016, the high-efficiency GTCC power plant will comprise an advanced M501J gas turbine, SRT-50 steam turbine with 50-inch blade (turbine end), a heat recovery steam generator and a generator.
The new plant will help the company ensure a more stable supply of electricity by increasing generating capacity significantly at the power station.
The Shin Oita Thermal Power Station will have 14 GTCC power plants upon the addition of the plant on order, with a collective installed power generation capacity of 2,775MW.
Earlier, MHPS has provided GTCC power generation systems to the Shin Oita Thermal Power Station and other customers.
The company aims to further boost its business for GTCC power generation systems and components which contribute to effective resource utilisation and reduced environmental impact.
Image: A MHPS J-Series gas turbine. Photo: courtesy of MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.