Mitsubishi contracted for $780m gas-fired power plant

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas (MHPSA) is to provide two M501J gas turbines and generators for the proposed 925MW Tenaska Westmoreland generating station located in Pennsylvania, US.
M501J gas turbine
Independent energy provider Tenaska will benefit from the supply of two M501J gas turbines, each with 327 MW capacity, and generators for the natural gas-fired power plant, which is planned to be built in South Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland County.

MHPSA president & CEO Paul Browning said: “In commercial operation since 2011, our best-in-class turbine provides a combined cycle efficiency approaching 62 per cent and proven reliability in excess of 99 per cent.

“No other gas turbine in this 300MW+ size range has even a single hour of commercial operating experience.”

Designed to generate electricity required to power about 925,000 homes, Black & Veatch is the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the project and commercial operation is targeted for 2018.

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