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Two Sets Of GTCC Equipment Coming From MHI

Posted on May 19, 2011

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received an order from POSCO Power Co. Ltd., an independent power producer in Korea, for two sets of gas turbine combined-cycle (GTCC) power generation plant equipment to fire by-product gases at POSCO’s Pohang Works.

Each power plant has a capacity to generate 145 MW, with a collective capacity of 290 MW. They will use by-product gases from furnaces, specifically FINEX gas, blast-furnace gas and coke-oven gas, as fuel. The FINEX furnace is POSCO’s proprietary direct reduction furnace that enables a simplified iron-making process than using a blast furnace. POSCO is currently planning the addition of a new FINEX furnace as well as expansion of its existing FINEX demonstration plant and blast furnace. The company will use the by-product gases from these furnaces for power generation to meet part of its own electricity needs.

The power plants will be operated by POSCO Power. MHI will be responsible for the design and manufacture of the gas turbines, steam turbines, gas compressors and electrostatic precipitators (dust collectors), as well as peripheral equipment. Mitsubishi Electric Corp. will supply the generators and Mitsubishi Corp. will handle the trade particulars.

The order represents the third from POSCO for GTCC power plants firing by-product gases from iron-making furnaces. It brings the cumulative number of GTCC plants ordered from MHI to five units, with collective power generation capacity of 720 MW. The equipment will be delivered between 2012 and 2013.

For more information: www.mhi.co.jp/en

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