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    Mitsubishi Power ships gas turbines to UAE


The three turbines, which will be at the core of the Fujairah F3 power plant, are capable of operating on a mixture of up to 30% hydrogen and 70% natural gas.

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Mitsubishi Power ships gas turbines to UAE

Mitsubishi Power, a unit of Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, has shipped a total of three M701JAC gas turbines to the Fujairah F3 power plant in the UAE, it said on December 16.

The plant will be the largest combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) facility in the UAE, the company said. Capable of operating on a mixture of up to 30% hydrogen and 70% natural gas, the turbines can be increased to 100% hydrogen in the future.

These generators will be the core facility for the natural gas-fired plant, owned and operated by Fujairah Power Company F3, a special purpose company jointly owned by Abu Dhabi National Energy Company and Mubadala Investment Company, as well as Marubeni Corporation and Hokuriku Electric Power Company.

The plant is being built by the South Korean firm Samsung C&T Corporation. This shipment comprises a total of three units ordered in 2020, which includes the core facilities of this newly constructed plant, along with auxiliary machinery and accessory equipment.

The plant will have a generation capacity of 2.4 GW, the highest output ever for a gas-fired CCGT plant in the UAE, Mitsubishi Power said. Full commercial operation is scheduled to start in 2023.