Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has won an order to build a 2600 MW gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power plant in Taiwan.

The plant will be located approximately 150 kilometers southwest from Taipei and will be operated by Taiwan Power Company (Taipower), a publicly-owned utility and the sole integrated power transmission and distribution company in the country.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) was awarded the contract in association with CTCI Corporation, Taiwan’s largest engineering, procurement and construction firm.

The plant will consist of three islands of GTCC power systems which are slated to go on-stream sequentially between September 2016 and June 2017.

Each island will consist mainly of two of MHI’s M501J gas turbines, one steam turbine, a heat recovery steam generator and three generators. MHI will be manufacture and supply the turbines while CTCI will handle construction and installation at the plant site. The generators will be produced by Mitsubishi Electric Corporation. 

The 60 Hz M501J gas turbine is MHI’s most advanced, high-efficiency machine and the company states that it has “achieved the world’s highest turbine inlet temperature of 1600 °C”.