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MHI To Supply Equipment for GTCC Plant in Canada

Posted on November 20, 2009

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has received an order for two sets of gas turbines and generators (GTG) from North American energy infrastructure company, TransCanada. The GTG sets on order are part of TransCanada's 900 MW gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power generation plant, the Oakville Generation Station (OGS), to be built in Ontario.

The OGS, a natural gas-fired power plant with TransCanada will build, own and operate will help Ontario Power Authority (OPA) secure electricity supply and meet increasing energy demands. OPA has been conducting a program to increase natural gas-fired GTCC power generation, replacing existing coal-fired plants, as part of numerous measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fight climate change.

MHI will provide two M501GAC gas turbines and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation will supply two generators. According to the company, the M501GAC is an advanced model that adopts air-cooling to cool the combustor instead of the existing steam-cooling method. This Canadian order represents the first order for the M501GAC.

The GTG sets are slated for delivery in mid-2011. OGS is planned to be in service and supplying electricity to OPA, by the end of 2013.

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