Taiwan’s long-term power development plan received a boost this week with the announcement that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has been contracted to build a significant gas-fired power plant in Miaoli county, near Taipei.

MHI together with CTCI, won the contract from Taiwan Power (Taipower) for a project to build a natural gas-fired gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power generation plant with a total capacity of 2,600MW.

The power plant will comprise two M501J gas turbines, one steam turbine, a heat recovery steam generator and three generators. The company will be responsible for the manufacture and supply of the gas and steam turbines.

CTCI will manage construction and installation at the plant site and also be responsible for EPC work for balance of plant, according to Energy Business Review.

Mitsubishi Electric will manufacture the generators and the three GTCC islands are expected to go on-stream sequentially between September 2016 and June 2017.

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