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    Mitsubishi Power to supply turbines to Aussie power project

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The Hunter power project in New South Wales will start commercial operations in 2023.

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Mitsubishi Power to supply turbines to Aussie power project

Japan's Mitsubishi Power has received an order to supply gas turbines to the Hunter power project in New South Wales, Australia, it said on October 18.

The Japanese company will supply two M701F gas turbines and related equipment to the project which is operated by Snowy Hydro. The total power output of the plant will be 660 MW and commercial operations are set to begin in 2023. The plant has a potential for up to 15% hydrogen co-firing, Mitsubishi Power said.

In the 2021-22 budget, the Australian government committed up to A$600mn ($448mn) for Snowy Hydro to construct the Hunter power project. This project, together with EnergyAustralia’s 316 MW Tallawarra B open-cycle gas plant, will help shore up the security, reliability and affordability of electricity for consumers in NSW, the government said in May this year. The project will start generating in time for summer 2023-24 when AGL's coal-fired Liddell power plant closes.