MHI Receives Order for 2 Gas Turbine Combined-Cycle (GTCC) Power

MHI Receives Order for 2 Gas Turbine Combined-Cycle (GTCC) Power Plants Fired by
Blast Furnace Gas for Baotou Iron & Steel of China 
Tokyo, Aug 16, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI),
in collaboration with Sinosteel Equipment & Engineering Co., Ltd. of China
(Sinosteel MECC), has received an order for two blast-furnace-gas (BFG) fired
gas turbine combined-cycle (GTCC) power generation plants from Baotou Iron
& Steel (Group) Co., Ltd. (Baogang), also of China. The power plants will
be installed in Baogang's expansion of their steelworks with the aim of
effectively utilizing exhaust gas from blast furnaces and coke ovens on the
premises to meet part of its electricity needs. MHI is the world's leader
in the BFG-GTCC power generation system market. Operation of the two plants on
order is expected to commence in August and September 2014, respectively. Trade
particulars are to be handled by Mitsubishi Corporation. 
The project is being implemented in tandem with plans to expand Baogang's
steelworks, which are located in Baotou City in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous
Region. The power plants on order each have output of 150 megawatts (MW) class.
MHI will manufacture and supply main components of the first plant such as the
company's M701S (DA) gas turbine, steam turbine and gas compressor, as
well as control and peripheral equipment for both plants. Main components for
the other plant will be procured by Sinosteel MECC from Dongfang Turbine Co.,
Ltd. (DTC), a manufacturer of heavy electrical machinery to which MHI has
licensed its technologies. Mitsubishi Electric Corporation will supply the
Baogang, which is based in Inner Mongolia, is a state-owned producer of iron,
steel, rolled steel and rare earths. The company was founded in 1954 and
currently has a workforce of roughly 57,000 employees. Earlier, MHI received an
order from Baogang and completed delivery of two BFG-fired GTCC power
generation plants in 2005, also with outputs of 150 MW class each.
The newest order was received on the strength of that track record and the high
evaluation given by Baogang to the company's technological capabilities. 
Sinosteel MECC, established in 1972, is a group member of Sinosteel
Corporation (Sinosteel), a leading producer of iron and steel. It performs
production, procurement, marketing, engineering and other services relating to
steelmaking equipment. 
Amid the current movement to ease environmental loads on global scale, strong
calls are being heard for the steel industry to reduce its carbon dioxide (CO2)
emissions. BFG-fired GTCC power plants, by making use of the gas byproducts
emitted by steelworks, can not only help lighten such burdens; they also
contribute significantly to effective energy usage. 
Owing to the lower calorie rating of BFG compared to natural gas, stable
combustion of BFG-fired gas turbines requires sophisticated technology. MHI
established its proprietary BFG GTCC power generation technology in the 1980s,
including development of dedicated BFG combustors. Since then, the company has
delivered numerous systems to steelworks both in Japan and overseas, and today
it enjoys a 60% share of the global market for BFG-fired gas turbines. 
Going forward MHI will continue to proactively pursue orders for its BFG-fired
GTCC power generation plants, which contribute to more effective energy usage
and reduced burdens on the environment, as its way of fulfilling its role as a
pioneer in this field. 
About Mitsubishi Heavy Industries 
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is one
of the world's leading heavy machinery manufacturers, with consolidated
sales of 2,820.9 billion yen in fiscal 2011, the year ended March 31, 2012.
MHI's diverse lineup of products and services encompasses shipbuilding,
power plants, chemical plants, environmental equipment, steel structures,
industrial and general machinery, aircraft, space rocketry and air-conditioning
systems. For more information, please visit the MHI website at 
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Hideo Ikuno
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