ASIA NEWS: MHI: Second Unit M701JAC Gas Turbine Starts Commercial Operation at GTCC Power Plant, Chonburi Province (Thailand)

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TOKYO, Oct 11, 2021 – (JCN Newswire) – Mitsubishi Power, a power solutions brand of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), has commenced operation of a second M701JAC gas turbine unit for natural gas-fired power plants in Thailand. This unit was inaugurated on October 1st. It is part of a joint venture between Gulf Energy Development Public Company Limited, a major independent power producer in Thailand (IPP), as well as Mitsui & Co., Ltd. The first unit, which was also a first M701JAC in Southeast Asia, started commercial operation at the end of March this year.


The GTCC Power Plant in Chonburi

This M701JAC joins the global fleet of J-Series and JAC-Series gas turbines that have amassed more than 1.4 million operating hours; with 83 units ordered across the globe. When completed, the eight units in the project will form a gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power system with a total output of 5,300 megawatts (MW). A 25-year long-term service agreement (LTSA) for these units is also in effect and Mitsubishi Power is fully supporting the customer’s reliable operation and maintenance of the first and the second units through remote monitoring of plant operation with TOMONITM, which is Mitsubishi Power’s digital solution service including an analytical platform developed for the optimization of power plant operation. The construction of the remaining six units have commenced and are fully through 2024 when the final unit will commence commercial operations in 2024.

Mrs. The project’s progress is being praised by Porntipa Chinvetkitvanit (Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Gulf Energy Development Public Company Limited). We are grateful for the efforts of the Mitsubishi Power team that led to the delivery of the second unit of the gas turbine project, on time, as per our original schedule. This was done despite the COVID-19 pandemic in Thailand. We are confident that Mitsubishi Power will continue to deliver on its promises and provide outstanding project management to ensure that all eight units go online on time. “

Koji Nishikawa, President and Managing Director of Mitsubishi Power (Thailand), spoke of his company’s commitment to its work in Thailand. “Mitsubishi Power is committed to supporting Thailand in its efforts to promote sustainable economic development using our high-efficiency and reliable, world-class gas turbines. Our team is working diligently on the project to ensure that the remaining six units are delivered on time despite the pandemic. This will help to produce more reliable, stable, and cleaner energy for Thailand. “

The two ultra-large-scale power plants are under construction in Chonburi and Rayong Provinces, approximately 130 kilometers southeast of Bangkok. Each plant will have an output of 2,650MW and use natural gas as its primary fuel source, along with four power trains each incorporating a gas turbine, steam turbine, heat recovery steam generator and generator. Mitsubishi Electric Corporation will supply the generators and will manufacture the steam and gas turbines. To provide Thailand with a reliable, efficient and clean source of energy, the power generated will be sold by the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand.

The newly inaugurated M701JAC is a core component of the power plant in Chonburi Province, which is operated by Gulf SRC Company Limited*. The project is still on track despite the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic on equipment deliveries and installations. This is due to logistical problems and difficulties in sending engineers to the site.

Mitsubishi Power is building a steady track record in large-scale gas turbine installations in Thailand. In 2011, the Company received full-turnkey orders from a company backed by Gulf Energy Development to construct GTCC plants at Nong Saeng and U Thai. The plants began commercial operations in 2014 and 2015, respectively. In 2020, an order was received from Hin Kong Power Company Limited, another company jointly established by Gulf Energy Development, for a GTCC plant consisting of two M701JAC gas turbines.

Mitsubishi Power is committed toward helping build a more sustainable energy future in Thailand through the new, cleaner power plants in Chonburi and Rayong. Mitsubishi Power will encourage the adoption of its J-Series Gas Turbines. This will ensure that the future is sustainable for both people and planet.

The power plant in Rayong Province is operated by Gulf PD Company Limited.

About MHI Group

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group is one of the world’s leading industrial groups, spanning energy, logistics & infrastructure, industrial machinery, aerospace and defense. MHI Group is a combination of cutting-edge technology and deep experience that delivers innovative, integrated solutions that improve the quality life, make the world safer, and help realize a carbon neutral future. For more information, please visit www.mhi.com or follow our insights and stories on www.spectra.mhi.com.


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Source: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Sectors: Energy

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