MHI Receives Turnkey Power Plant Order
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) announced that it has received a full-turnkey order from Electricidad Sol de Tuxpan, S. de RL de CV (EST) of Mexico for a 495 MW gas turbine combined-cycle (GTCC) power plant. EST is a special-purpose company jointly established for the Tuxpan V IPP project by two Japanese companies, Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) and Kyushu Electric Power Co. MC has a 70% equity share and Kyushu Electric 30%. The newly ordered GTCC plant will become the fifth unit in operation at the Tuxpan site – three of the previously four units already in operation were built by MHI. The plant located along the Gulf of Mexico in Tuxpan approximately 250 km northeast of Mexico City – the country’s largest consumer of electricity.
The newly ordered 495 MW unit, targeted for start-up in September 2006, is to incorporate two M501F gas turbines, two heat recovery steam generators (HRSG) and one steam turbine. The gas turbines will be manufactured at MHI's Takasago Machinery Works and the steam turbine at its Nagasaki Shipyard and Machinery Works; the HRSGs will be locally procured. The electricity generated will be sold in entirety to Mexico's Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE).