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Global gas turbine equipment maker Mitsubishi Power is expanding its footprint in Europe with a new gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) business unit focused on that region, as well as the Middle East and Africa.

The new unit, established in April 2021, will focus on selling the company’s J-series air cooled gas turbines. These turbines are capable of operating on a hydrogen mixture of up to 30%, a key element in many power generators’ decarbonisation plans.

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“The UK is a global leader in decarbonisation, with the country set to reach above 50% wind and solar power by 2030,” Jose Aguas, vice president GTCC sales for the EMEA (Europe Middle East Africa) unit. “However, as the power sector undergoes this deep transformation, it will also require steady sources of reliable power which don’t depend on favourable weather conditions. Natural gas has an important role to play in the UK’s future energy mix.”

In his new role, Aguas will lead efforts to grow Mitsubishi Power’s GTCC presence across Europe. An industry veteran, Aguas brings more than two decades of experience in the power generation industry to the role having worked extensively across renewables and gas combined cycles.

The push is for European business, but the GTCC unit will be located in Dubai.

In 2020, McCoy Power Reports placed Mitsubishi Power at the top in gas turbine order market share. The company’s first quarter 2020 global orders totaled nearly 2,700MW in capacity.

Originally published on power-eng.com