Mitsubishi Turbine For Plant Expansion
By Jack Burke03 December 2020
Alabama Power has selected a Mitsubishi Power JAC power island with advanced technology for a new unit at its James M. Barry Electric Generating Plant in Mobile County.
The 720 MW combined cycle unit comprises a JAC gas turbine, a steam turbine and a heat recovery steam generator. Mitsubishi Power will install the turnkey solution with Black & Veatch as a consortium.
Mitsubishi Power said the JAC gas turbine power island provides industry-leading performance and flexibility to help Alabama Power meet the demands of its customers for clean and reliable energy. Mitsubishi Power’s JAC power island also brings economic advantages for customers and the community. With its high efficiency and 99.5% reliability, the unit will be a source of low cost electricity for customers. The project is expected to employ more than 300 workers during construction and approximately 30 permanent employees when the unit enters commercial operation.
“The Mitsubishi Power JAC gas turbine’s proven performance and cost-effective operation fit our mission of providing our customers with safe, clean, reliable and affordable power, when they need it,” said Jim Heilbron, Alabama Power senior vice president and senior production officer.