Mitsubishi's H-25 gas turbines to power Chinese combined cycle

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) has received an order for two H-25 gas turbines for a thermal power station being built by China Resources Power Group, a leading power provider in China, in Taixing City, Jiangsu Province. The units on order will form the core equipment of a double-train 80 megawatt (MW) class gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power plant fired by natural gas. It is scheduled to go into operation in 2019. Serving as a standalone power source in a local industrial zone, the new plant will supply power, steam for manufacturing processes, and cooled air for air-conditioning.

The power plant project is being developed by China Resources Power Taizhou Co., Ltd., a wholly owned member of China Resources Power Group. The plant is under construction in the Hongqiao Industrial Zone located around 100 kilometers (km) from Nanjing, Jiangsu's provincial capital. MHPS received the order through Harbin Guanghan Gas Turbine Co., Ltd. (HGGT), a member of China Shipbuilding Industry Group that produces ships and marine machinery.

The GTCC facility uses components such as two H-25 gas turbines, steam turbines, generators and waste heat recovery boilers. MHPS will deliver the gas turbines' main and auxiliary machinery and also dispatch engineers to the site to perform installation and provide guidance in trial operations.

Since 1987, a total of 206 units of H-series gas turbines have been ordered. In recent years the H-25 has seen strong demand especially for use as a standalone power source in industrial areas. The latest order is the third received from China through HGGT (a total of five units).