Peru Power Project Planned
By Jack Burke19 July 2018
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) and power developer Gaz Energie signed an agreement to develop a 515 MW natural gas power project in Peru.
The Humay PS Project will be in the Ica region and will leverage MHPS’ JAC gas turbine power island. The new plant will enter commercial operation in 2021.
“As we advance through project development, MHPS’ financial, technical and development support has assured our team that we have a long-term partner in Humay PS. Our next step is to formalize our EPC contractor selection, with whom MHPS has agreed to consort to deliver a true turnkey project for Peru,” said Miguel Saldana, vice president of Gaz Energie.
“Power producers in Latin America are looking for best in class options to generate clean, reliable and affordable electricity,” said Paul Browning, MHPS Americas president and CEO. “MHPS’ innovative gas turbine technologies and digital solutions allow customers to set new standards for both efficiency and reliability. Two years ago we started talking about and preparing for the Change in Power that is happening in our industry. By listening to the needs of our customers in Latin America, we have developed the capability to be not only a technology partner, but also a financial partner and a construction partner. The Humay PS project will demonstrate all of these capabilities, and will be a showcase project for Peru and for the region.”