Facilities Management Middle East
Mitsubishi Power receives order for two gas turbines for 1,500MW class GTCC power plant in Uzbekistan
Mitsubishi Power will provide technical advisers to support construction and commissioning
POWER PLANT Mitsubishi Power, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, has received an order for two M701JAC gas turbines, the Company’s latest model in its air-cooled J-Series, for a 1,500-megawatt (MW) class natural-gas-fired GTCC ( gas turbine combined cycle) power plant under construction in Sirdarya, the Republic of Uzbekistan.
The order follows the conclusion of an equipment supply agreement for the Sirdarya project between ACWA Power, a Saudi developer, investor and operator of power and water desalination assets in 13 countries worldwide, and China Gezhouba Group Co., Ltd. (CGGC) as the appointed project EPC contractor.
The Sirdarya project was planned by the Government of Uzbekistan to provide cleaner, more efficient and costcompetitive gas power that can be utilised
across industries in Uzbekistan. This new plant will have capacity equivalent to 8% of Uzbekistan’s total generation capability and will be able to meet 15% of the country’s overall power demand when complete. Construction of the new power plant will also lead to the partial closure of existing Sirdarya thermal power plant with improved efficiency, which is expected to result in a reduction of CO
2 emissions by 2.2 million tons per year.
In addition to providing two highefficiency next-generation gas turbines as the plant’s core equipment, Mitsubishi Power will also provide technical advisers to support construction and commissioning and 25-year long term service agreement (LTSA) to support reliable operation.
The JAC-Series are gas turbines featuring a forced-air-cooled combustor system and an optimised cooling structure. They also have an extra-thickfilm thermal barrier coating that enables more advanced cooling of turbine blades, and they adopt a compressor with a high pressure ratio.
Since inception in 2004, ACWA Power has grown rapidly both domestically and internationally in line with its mission to make available electricity and desalinated water in a reliable and responsible manner to support the social development and economic growth of nations where they operate. decarbonised society.