Out With The Old, In With The New
Replacement unit till boost power output, efficiency
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Ltd. (MHPS) and Hitachi Ltd. (HCH), a subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd. in China, have jointly received an order for an H-25 gas turbine for Ningbo Kefeng Thermal Power Co. Ltd. (NKTP) in China.
The H-25 will replace an existing gas turbine currently in service in Unit No.1 of NKTP's thermal power plant in Ningbo City, Zhejiang Province. The 50 MW H-25 will be a key component of a combined-cycle power generation plant that will respond to the Ningbo area's robust demand for steam and electric power. MHPS said this marks the first order for an H-25 gas turbine by the company since it was launched.
HCH received the order for the H-25 gas turbine from Harbin Guanghan Gas Turbine Co. Ltd., the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor of the project, and MHPS is responsible for manufacturing of the gas turbine.
After replacement with the H-25, Unit No.1 at the thermal power plant is expected to realize approximately 12% improvement in efficiency, the company said. The new turbine is slated to go into operation in July 2015.