Mitsubishi receives order to build 154MW coal-fired power plant in Chile

26 November 2012 (Last Updated November 26th, 2012 18:30)

Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has received a full-turnkey order for a coal-fired power plant in Chile from Empresa Eléctrica Guacolda, a Chilean electricity provider.

Guacolda coal-fired power plant_Chile

Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has received a full-turnkey order for a coal-fired power plant in Chile from Empresa Eléctrica Guacolda, a Chilean electricity provider.

The 154MW coal-fired power plant to be built in Huasco, Atacama Region, marks the fifth unit ordered from Mitsubishi by Guacolda.

Mitsubishi received orders for the 150MW No.1 and 2 units and the 152MW No. 3 and 4 units. The No. 5 unit is expected to go on line in September 2015.

The generating station will comprise a boiler, steam turbine, steam condenser, generator, and removal systems for sulfur oxides (SOx) and nitrogen oxides (NOx).

As per the order agreement, Mitsubishi will manufacture and supply all major equipment, except the generator and electrical equipment, in addition to overseeing construction work at the site.

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation will manufacture and supply the generator and electrical equipment.

The intends to further strengthen its marketing activities in Central and South America, particularly in Chile.


Image: Guacolda's coal-fired power generation plant in Chile. Photo: courtesy of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.