Mitsubishi Delivers Backup Power In China
By Jack Burke11 January 2019
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engine & Turbocharger Ltd. has delivered two MGS diesel generator sets for backup emergency use at Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland, a hotel opened on the site of an abandoned quarry in the Songjiang District of Shanghai.
The delivery was made through the Group’s Chinese subsidiary Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (MHISH) to Shimao Group, a major property development firm for Intercontinental and Hilton Hotels in China. This is the fifth delivery of MGS sets to the company for a cumulative total of 10 units.
Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland is a five-star resort hotel built into a 90-m deep quarry, with two above-ground floors and 16 floors below ground level. Construction took over nine years. The hotel has 336 guest accommodations including rooms below the water level with views of tropical fish, as well as facilities that make full use of the deep quarry, including an underwater restaurant, balconies with spectacular views of waterfalls, and a cliff slide. Each of the newly delivered units (MGS1200B) has a generating capacity of 1 MW.
The MGS1200B units incorporate S512R-PTA-S diesel engines manufactured by MHIET in Sagamihara, Japan, together with generators and auxiliary equipment from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engine System Asia Pte. Ltd. (MHIES-A) in Singapore, and MHI Engine System Vietnam Co., Ltd. (MHIES-V) in Vietnam. The four-cycle, 49 L engines have a bore and stroke of 170 X 180 mm.
The MGS systems are widely used as stand-alone generators on islands and at other locations where construction of large-scale power plants is difficult, and for backup emergency use in buildings, the company said. The two newly delivered units were manufactured by MHIES-V.
In China, stable economic growth is driving a wide range of construction projects, from data centers to large-scale factories and commercial facilities, both in metropolitan areas such as Beijing and Shanghai, as well as regional cities, the company said. Accordingly, demand for backup emergency power systems in these facilities is also growing.
Going forward, MHIET, together with its parent company Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Forklift, Engine & Turbocharger Holdings Ltd. (M-FET), will prioritize China as an important market for MGS diesel generator sets, and seek expansion in new orders on the strength of these systems’ exceptional track record. The company said it will also focus on improving after-sales service for previously supplied units, in order to further increase sales.