First Milestone Reached In Savannah Machinery Works Project
Mitsubishi Power Systems America Inc. said the construction of the Gas Turbine Component Manufacturing center in Pooler, Georgia, U.S.A., has been completed a month ahead of schedule, according to the company. The center, which was expected to be completed in December this year, is part of the Savannah Machinery Works manufacturing and service facility.
Mitsubishi expects to have 80 employees working at the facility by the end of the year to start producing combustion components for its fleet of advanced technology gas turbines in the 11 900 m² manufacturing facility.
Construction on the project’s second phase, a 6500 m² service and repair facility, has already started, with Mitsubishi expecting to finish the project ahead of schedule. The second phase also includes a high-speed balance bunker capable of balancing Mitsubishi’s 1700 MW nuclear steam turbine and generator rotors.
Engineering plans are being finalized for the third phase, which consists of manufacturing and assembling Mitsubishi gas turbines. Mitsubishi will also invest more than US$2 million (€1.4 million) in training equipment for the site. The second and third phases also include upgrades for fossil and nuclear steam turbines. When completed, the facility will employ 500 people in 46 500 m² of facility space, the company said.
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