Order for M701S(DA)X gas turbine and generator from Chinese steelmaker

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) has received an order to supply an M701S(DA)X gas turbine and power generator for the No.2 Power Plant of Anshan Iron and Steel Group Corporation (Ansteel Group), a leading Chinese steelmaker. The equipment will form the key components of a blast-furnace-gas (BFG) fired gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power plant with a 180 megawatt (MW) class output. Operations are scheduled to commence in the first half of 2019.

The equipment is for an upgrade project at an existing boiler-based power facility adjacent to a steelmaking plant in Anshan City, Liaoning Province. By-product gases emitted by the blast and coke furnaces will be used effectively to provide part of the electric power employed within the plant itself.

The BFG-fired GTCC facility will encompass the M701S(DA)X gas turbine, a heat recovery boiler, steam turbine, generator, gas compressor, and other auxiliary equipment. In addition to the gas turbine and generator, MHPS will supply the gas compressor, electrostatic precipitator, speed reduction unit, etc. Mitsubishi Corporation will support with trading operations, and the generator on order will be manufactured by Mitsubishi Electric Corporation.

MHPS has delivered a BFG-fired GTCC plant—China's first—for the same power plant in 2007, followed in 2008 by delivery of a similar GTCC plant to a power plant in the Yingkou district. The latest order was placed in recognition of this track record and the proven performance of MHPS's gas turbines.