Mitsubishi Power supplies gas turbine to Aluminium Bahrain's power plant
Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) has marked a new milestone in its Power Station 5 (PS5) Block 4 expansion project with the arrival of Mitsubishi Power's M701JAC gas turbine, the Japanese company said on October 24.
The M701JAC is the first-of-its-kind turbine manufactured for a primary aluminium smelter and installed in Bahrain, Mitsubishi Power said. It has a combined cycle output of 680.9 MW and reduces CO2 emissions when compared to conventional coal-fired boilers and turbines.
The project is expected to be completed in Q4 2024 and will increase the nameplate capacity of PS5 complex from 1,800 MW to 2,481 MW. It will also reduce Alba's overall GHG emissions intensity ratio by 0.5 tonnes of CO2 per 1 tonne of aluminium produced.
Alba's PS5 Block 4 expansion project is the addition of a fourth block of similar combined cycle configuration with 680.9 MW M701JAC gas turbine combined cycle and includes tie into the existing 220kV substation.