Layyah CCGT in Sharjah starts operations
Mitsubishi Power’s two M701F gas turbines have started operations at the Layyah power plant, which is owned and operated by Sharjah Electricity, Water and Gas Authority (SEWA), the Japanese company said on August 23.
The M701F gas turbines are one of the core equipment of a 1,026 MW gas turbine combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) project awarded by SEWA, to a consortium of Mitsubishi Power and ELSEWEDY Power to expand the Layyah power plant. Once fully completed, the Layyah power plant is expected to supply 20% of the power for the city of Sharjah, Mitsubishi Power said.
Under the terms of the agreement, Mitsubishi Power is providing the core equipment, including two gas turbines, one steam turbine, three generators, and two heat recovery steam generators. ELSEWEDY is providing the engineering, procurement, construction as well as balance of plant and other equipment at the site.
Mitsubishi Power will also implement its Tomoni suite of intelligent solutions, to provide real-time adaptive control and actionable knowledge.