Mitsubishi Power starts CCGT in Tunisia
Mitsubishi Power, a unit of Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), on September 6 announced the start of operations at the Rades C combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant in Tunisia. The plant is owned by the state-owned utility Societe Tunisienne de l’Electricite et du Gaz (STEG).
The 450 MW plant was developed by Mitsubishi Power in partnership with Sumitomo Corporation. It is located about 10 km east of the Tunisian capital and will provide approximately 10% of the country’s current installed capacity, MHI said.
The Rades C power plant boasts hydrogen-ready gas turbine technology that can be converted to H2 firing with minimal modifications, the Japanese company said.
For this project, Mitsubishi Power provided an M701F gas turbine, a steam turbine, a heat recovery steam generator, as well as a team of onsite technical advisors and supervisors to support the construction and commissioning periods. Consortium partner Sumitomo provided the balance of plant equipment and undertook the civil and installation works.
In addition to the equipment supply, Mitsubishi Power will support STEG with the maintenance of the power plant under a long-term service agreement.
The project was financed by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).