Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) has received a full-turnkey order from Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) to construct three coal-fired supercritical-pressure power generation units each of 800 MW.

Jointly with CTCI Corporation – Taiwan’s largest engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm – MHI will complete Units 1, 2 and 3 at Taipower’s Linkou Thermal Power Plant to replace existing facilities.

Units 1 and 2 are scheduled to commence commercial operation in November 2015 and November 2016, respectively. Unit 3 is due on-stream in November 2020.

Linkou Thermal Power Plant is in northern Taiwan, about 20 km west from central Taipei. Each power generation unit consists primarily of a boiler, steam turbine and generator.

MHI will be responsible for the manufacture and supply of the three boilers and three steam turbines. The three generators will be produced by Mitsubishi Electric Corporation.

Taipower is a state-owned utility and the sole integrated power transmission and distribution company in Taiwan. The firm has a 75 per cent share of Taiwan’s electricity generation.

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