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MHI Receives BFG GTCC Order from Ukraine

Posted on May 30, 2006

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received an order through Sumitomo Corporation for two blast-furnace-gas (BFG) fired gas turbine combined-cycle (GTCC) power generation units for Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works, an affiliate of Industrial Union of Donbass Corp. (IUD) of Ukraine. The new units are scheduled to go on-stream in March and September 2009, respectively. The order marks MHI’s first large-size power generation system order received from Ukraine.

The GTCC plant order calls for delivery of two 150 MW (megawatt) units, for a total output of 300 MW. Each unit will consist of an M701S (DA) gas turbine, a steam turbine and a generator. The gas and steam turbines will be manufactured by MHI and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation will build the generators.

Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works’ decision to adopt a GTCC plant came in response to environmental restrictions spreading from Europe, soaring prices of natural gas supplied from Russia, and the need to boost the price competitiveness of its steel products through more efficient energy usage. The exhaust gas from Alchevsk’s blast furnaces will be used to meet part of its own electricity needs. In the future, Alchevsk has plans to expand its electricity capacity and sell electricity to the grid.

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