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    Mitsubishi Power consortium wins Bahrain CCGT contract


The consortium will expand Power Station 5 at Aluminium Bahrain. [Image: Mitsubishi Power]

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Mitsubishi Power consortium wins Bahrain CCGT contract

A consortium of Mitsubishi Power, a unit of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), and Sepco III has signed a full turnkey contract with Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) to expand Power Station 5 at Alba, adding a new 680.9 MW combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power block, MHI said on May 17. Alba is the world’s largest aluminium smelter ex-China. 

Under the terms of the contract, the consortium will be responsible to design, engineer, procure, construct and commission the CCGT power block. Mitsubishi Power will supply a combined cycle power unit, which comprises of M701JAC gas turbine, an air-cooled version of J-series gas turbines and a steam turbine. The commercial operations on the project will begin in the fourth quarter of 2024.


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To meet future decarbonisation needs globally, JAC gas turbines are capable of using up to 30% hydrogen fuel by volume, to reach 100% hydrogen fuel in the future with minimal existing infrastructure modification, MHI said.