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Thailand Order For MHI

Construction of 1600 MW combined-cycle plant in response to expanding demand

Posted on January 9, 2013

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI) has received a full turnkey order from Gulf JP UT Co. Ltd. (GUT) in Thailand – a special-purpose company (SPC) established by Gulf JP Co. Ltd. to execute this project – for the construction of a 1600 MW gas turbine combined-cycle power generation plant consisting of two 800 MW power generation units.

MHI has also concluded a long-term parts agreement (LTPA) for the plant. The large-scale power plant construction project is aimed at increasing power supply in response to Thailand’s continuously expanding electricity demand and economic growth. The two units are slated to go on-stream in June and December 2015, respectively.

The gas turbine combined-cycle (GTCC) power plant will be located in the U Thai district, Ayutthaya Province, approximately 70 km north of Bangkok. It will be built and operated by GUT under the Thai Government’s electric power development plan. The power generated by the plant will be supplied to the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) based on a long-term power purchase agreement.

The plant will have dual-fuel specifications, enabling both natural gas and diesel oil combustion, and will consist mainly of four M701F4 gas turbines, two steam turbines and six generators. MHI will manufacture and supply the gas and steam turbines while Mitsubishi Electric Corporation will be responsible for the generators.

Civil and installation work at the construction site will be handled by Sino-Thai Engineering and Construction Public Co. Ltd., a local construction firm. After plant inauguration, MHI will provide support in plant maintenance and management based on the LTPA.

Previously, MHI received an order from Gulf JP NS Co. Ltd. (GNS), another SPC established by Gulf JP, for a 1600 MW (2 x 800 MW) GTCC plant currently being built in the Nong Saeng district, Saraburi Province.