Mitsubishi Power completes second unit at Rayong CCGT in Thailand
Mitsubishi Power has completed installation of the second of four M701JAC units at a combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant project in Rayong province, Thailand, it said on October 12. Operations began on October 1 following the start of operations for the first unit at the end of March.
This latest installation is the sixth consecutive unit from the Rayong and Chonburi sites to be completed in line with the contract schedule. The construction will proceed as planned, with all eight units expected to be in operation by fall 2024.
According to the contract, Mitsubishi Power has to build two CCGT thermal power generation facilities in Chonburi and Rayong provinces, each with four M701JAC gas turbine units providing an output of 2.65 GW. Mitsubishi Power completed the construction of the plant in Chonburi province in October last year.
The Rayong plant is owned and operated by Gulf PD Company, a joint venture project by Gulf Energy Development, one of the largest independent power producers in Thailand, and Japan’s Mitsui & Co. Power generated from the plant will be sold to Thailand's state power company Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT).
The overall project encompasses two GTCC power generation plants, each with four power trains comprising a gas turbine, steam turbine, heat recovery steam generator, and generator.