MHI to supply six M501J gas turbines for a 2,600MW plant in Taiwan

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. has been awarded an order recently to supply six J-Series (M501J) gas turbines for a 2,600MW natural gas-fired combined cycle power generation plant being built by Taiwan Power Company in Taiwan. The company's 60 hertz M501J gas turbine has achieved a turbine inlet temperature of 1,600 degrees Celsius, and is a high-efficiency gas turbine.

Scheduled to be constructed at a site in Tunghsiao Township, Miaoli County, the plant is designed to address Taiwan's increasing electricity demand. According to MHI, the J-Series fleet continues to experience rapid growth and now stands at 24 M501J gas turbines.


Eight of these gas turbines are in commercial operation and are said to have accumulated more than 17,000 actual operating hours. This includes the first of six single-shaft blocks at Kansai Electric Power Company, Inc.'s 2,919 MW Himeji No. 2 Combined Cycle Power Station that went commercial in August 2013--more than one month ahead of schedule. There are also six M501J gas turbines operating in simple cycle at three different plants in South Korea.

For power plant projects in the Western Hemisphere, Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas, Inc. manufactures the M501J gas turbine at its facility known as Savannah Machinery Works located in Pooler, Georgia.