PW Power Systems bags first contract for sale of FT4000 Swiftpac unit

PW Power Systems, Inc. (PWPS), a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., recently announced the sale of its latest aero-derivative power solution, the FT4000 gas turbine, to a unit of Exelon Generation. Exelon purchased a 120 MW simple-cycle FT4000 Swiftpac power generation unit.

With a modular design that includes proven features of the successful FT8 Swiftpac power plants, the FT4000 engine powered by a Pratt & Whitney PW4000 derivative gas generator offers a nominal 60-120 MW package of reliable peaking and base-load power in a compact footprint. The FT4000 engine is designed for simple cycle, combined cycle or cogeneration applications. The FT4000 Swiftpac unit provides the highest power output of any aero-derivative gas turbine generator package available in the market.

As a next generation product, the FT4000 Swiftpac unit builds on over 50 years of aero-derivative packaging experience and more than 2000 industrial gas turbines installed worldwide. The scope of the contract consists of the turnkey supply of the FT4000 Swiftpac unit for a power plant in Harford County, Md., including balance of plant equipment, installation and commissioning services.

Exelon Corporation is an energy provider with approximately 35,000 MW of owned capacity comprising one of the cleanest and lowest-cost power generation fleets in the United States. PWPS has a long legacy of delivering extremely reliable and efficient gas turbine engines.