Mitsubishi Power has commenced operations for the third M701JAC unit at a power plant in Thailand

Mitsubishi Power has achieved a significant milestone with the commencement of commercial operations for the third M701JAC gas turbine at a natural gas-fired power plant in Rayong Province, Thailand.

This plant, a collaboration between Gulf Energy Development PCL and Mitsui & Co, began operations on March 31, 2024. Situated around 130km southeast of Bangkok, the facility is under the management of Gulf PD Company.

The project encompasses two GTCC power plants, each featuring four gas turbine units, steam turbines, heat recovery steam generators, and generators.

This achievement marks the seventh out of eight M701JAC units to be delivered for the two GTCC power plants in the region.

The successful completion of this phase represents a significant stride towards the full operation of both 2.65GW GTCC power plants, collectively producing 5.3GW, by fall 2024.

These plants are anticipated to fulfill the electricity requirements of the industrial and economic sectors in the eastern region.

Furthermore, the four units at the Gulf Sriracha Power Plant in Chonburi Province, along with the two in Rayong, have collectively surpassed 75,000 actual operating hours, demonstrating the reliability of the JAC gas turbines.

Akira Takahashi, the president and managing director of Mitsubishi Power (Thailand), expressed that: gratitude for being part of Thailand’s energy journey for over five decades. He highlighted how their robust GTCC solutions have contributed to enhancing the reliability and efficiency of Thailand’s energy infrastructure, supporting the nation’s transition toward a more sustainable energy future.

In collaboration with Gulf and other valued partners, Mitsubishi Power is committed to completing this project and providing long-term maintenance and services.

Furthermore, Mitsubishi Power has activated a M701JAC gas turbine at the 1.4 GW Hin Kong Power Company plant in the country. The completion of the second unit is anticipated by January 2025.

Earlier this year, Mitsubishi Power secured an order to deliver a GTCC system for the Navoi 3 project in Uzbekistan, which will generate 600 MW of electricity and 200 gigacalories of heat.

source: Mitsubishi Powe

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