Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd (MHPS) and Hitachi (China) Ltd (HCH), a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd in China, have jointly received an order for an H-25 gas turbine for Ningbo Kefeng Thermal Power Co, Ltd (NKTP) in China.

The unit on order is to replace an existing gas turbine currently in service in Unit 1 of NKTP’s thermal power plant in Ningbo City, Zhejiang Province, China. It marks the first order for an H-25 gas turbine received by MHPS since the company was launched. The new turbine is slated to go into operation in the middle of July, 2015.
HCH has received the order for the H-25 gas turbine from Harbin Guanghan Gas Turbine Co, Ltd, the EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contractor on the project, and MHPS is responsible for manufacturing of the gas turbine.

The gas turbine will be a key component of a gas turbine combined-cycle (GTCC) power generation plant with approximately 50 MW output. The GTCC plant will serve as the core equipment of a cogeneration system that will respond to the Ningbo area’s robust demand for steam and electric power.

NKTP is a supplier of thermal energy under the corporate umbrella of Ningbo Development & Investment Group Co, Ltd, an energy investment firm under Ningbo City’s direct management. The company supplies steam and electric power to nearby high-technology development and residential zones.

The H-25 is a heavy-duty gas turbine boasting the highest level of output and efficiency in its class, combined with outstanding reliability and low maintenance needs. The H-25 also excels in energy savings and in reducing environmental loads. After replacement with the H-25, Unit 1 at the thermal power plant is expected to realize around 12 per cent improvement in efficiency.