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Mitsubishi receives project to build 1600 MW plant

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) has received a full-turnkey order for a project to build a 1600 MW gas turbine combined-cycle (GTCC) power generation plant from Gulf JP NS Company, Limited (GNS) in Thailand.

The plant, which GNS is to build and operate in Nong Saeng district, Saraburi Province, will consist of two 800 MW power generation plant trains. The large-scale power plant construction project is aimed at responding to increasing power demand in the country associated with its robust economic growth. The two units are slated to go on-stream in June and December 2014, respectively.

GNS is building the Nong Saeng GTCC power plant based on the Thai government’s electric power development plan. GNS has already signed a long-term power purchase agreement with Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), under which GNS will supply electricity generated at the plant to EGAT for 25 years.

The GTCC plant will primarily consist of four M701F gas turbines, two steam turbines and six generators. MHI will manufacture the gas turbines at its Takasago Machinery Works and the steam turbines at its Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works.

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