Power Plant

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), along with Taiwan EPC firm CTCI, has won a full-turnkey contract from Taiwan Power (Taipower) to construct a 2.6GW natural gas-fired gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power generation plant in Miaoli County, Taiwan.

According to the contract, MHI will manufacture and supply the gas and steam turbines and its group company Mitsubishi Electric will supply generators, while CTCI will be responsible for construction and installation at the plant site as well as EPC work for balance of the plant.

The proposed plant, which is being built at a site in Tunghsiao Township, will include three GTCC power generation islands, each featuring two M501J gas turbines, one steam turbine, a heat recovery steam generator and three generators.

The project, which will replace the existing plant at the site, will bring its three islands into operations consecutively between September 2016 and June 2017.

The 60Hz M501J gas turbines feature a turbine inlet temperature of 1,600°C, improved 3D engineering of compressor blades, steam-cooling of stationary combustor components and advanced thermal barrier coatings, as well as emit low NOx, CO, UHC and VOC emissions, the company claims.

The company has secured orders for a total of 22 M501J gas turbines since its development in 2009, which include the latest order from Taiwan and ten units from South Korea. The J-Series gas turbines will help GTCC power plants emit 50% less CO2 emissions compared to conventional coal-fired power generation.

Mitsubishi will be responsible for handling the trade particulars.

Image: The power plant will feature three islands of GTCC power generation systems. Photo: courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.