Jera Replaces Gas Turbines at Futtsu CCGT
Japan’s Jera completed the replacement work on the third unit of Group 2 at the Futtsu combined cycle gas turbines (CCGT) power plant and resumed commercial operation August 9, it said the same day.
“This milestone marks completion of the consecutive replacement of a total of 13 gas turbine units – six units in Group 1 and seven units in Group 2 – carried out at the power station since February 2016,” the company said.
Jera said it had been replacing gas turbines and other equipment in order to improve efficiency for the past three and a half years.
“By accomplishing the replacement work, annual fuel consumption is expected to decline by approximately 240,000 metric tons and CO2 emissions by approximately 660,000 mt,” it said.
The 5 GW Futtsu power plant is the world’s second biggest natural gas-fired power plant and is located at Futtsu city in Chiba Prefecture. It consists of four CCGT plants commissioned between 1985 and 2010.