Mitsubishi Power completes Thai CCGT
Mitsubishi Power, a unit of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), has started the operation of the fourth and final turbine unit at a combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) natural gas-fired power plant in Chonburi province, Thailand, MHI said on October 6.
The plant is owned by a joint venture of Gulf Energy Development, one of the largest independent power producers in Thailand, and Japan’s Mitsui & Co.
This milestone signals the completion of one of two 2.65 GW CCGT thermal power generation systems in Thailand whose full-turnkey orders for construction were secured by Mitsubishi Power in 2018, MHI said. Construction of the second power plant project is currently underway in Rayong Province.
The Chonburi power plant is located approximately 130 km southeast of Bangkok. The first unit has already been in commercial operation for 1.5 years, the second unit for one year, and the third unit for six months.
The CCGT power generation equipment in this project consists of four power trains per power plant, each made up of four subsystems: a M701JAC gas turbine, steam turbine, heat recovery steam generator, and generator.