Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) is to supply turbines and equipment for two new gas-fired power plants in Thailand.
The two plants will have a combined capacity of 5300 MW and are being developed by a joint venture between Gulf Energy Development Public Company Limited, one of Thailand’s largest independent power producers (IPP), and Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
MHPS will supply two 2650 MW gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power plants incorporating eight M701JAC gas turbines. The order is the first for this gas turbine model received from Southeast Asia, MHPS said.
The new power plants will be constructed in Chonburi and Rayong provinces, both approximately 130 km southeast of Bangkok. Each plant will use natural gas as the primary fuel and will sell generated power to the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT).
The GTCC plant will have four power trains at each generating facility, with each facility incorporating four gas turbines, steam turbines, heat recovery steam generators and generators etc. MHPS will be in charge of manufacturing and supplying the gas and steam turbines and ancillary equipment, and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation will provide the generators.