MHI to Supply Two M501GAC Gas Turbines to Old Dominion Electric Cooperative of
the United States
Long-term Service Agreement to Be Signed in Coming Days
Tokyo, Aug 2, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI)
has been selected to supply two M501GAC gas turbines to be installed at the
1,000 megawatt (MW) Wildcat Point Generation Facility of Old Dominion Electric
Cooperative (ODEC), a power generation and transmission cooperative in the U.S.
The contract will be officially signed soon, together with a separate long-term
service agreement (LTSA) for the gas turbines. The turbines will be the key
components of a natural gas-fired gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power
generation plant to be newly built by ODEC. The generation facility is
scheduled to go online in 2017.
The order for the two gas turbines will be placed with Mitsubishi Power
Systems Americas, Inc. (MPSA), MHI's wholly owned subsidiary for power
systems business in the U.S. ODEC's proposed GTCC plant will be built five
miles west of the Town of Rising Sun, Maryland, on a site adjacent to two
simple-cycle peaking generation units owned by ODEC.
The GTCC power generation system for ODEC will consist of two M501GAC gas
turbines, a steam turbine, a heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) and a
generator. The gas turbines will be manufactured at MPSA's Savannah
Machinery Works in Savannah, Georgia. The generators will be supplied by
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation. After the plant begins operating, under the
LTSA arrangement MPSA will provide the Wildcat Point Generation Facility with
comprehensive turbine maintenance and management services, replacement parts
supply, and dedicated remote turbine monitoring.
The M501GAC gas turbine is one of the most efficient, large-capacity gas
turbines in the world. To date MHI has received orders for more than 80 units
of its G series worldwide, including more than 40 in North America, and 13 of
those units are the M501GAC. The current order reflects this excellent track
record, as well as the M501GAC gas turbine's reputation for superior
ODEC is a not-for-profit, member-owned power generation and transmission
cooperative federation headquartered in Glen Allen, Virginia. It supplies
electricity to 11 member electric distribution cooperatives in Maryland,
Virginia and Delaware.
Gas turbine combined cycle power plants generate electricity in two stages
through the combined use of gas and steam turbines. By using high-temperature
exhaust from the gas turbine to produce the steam that drives the steam
turbine, combined cycle power plants achieve higher thermal efficiency, lower
fuel consumption and lower emissions.
MHI has already delivered many GTCC power generation systems in Japan and
around the world, and it enjoys a solid reputation for its technological
expertise and delivery track record. With the additional momentum provided by
this latest order, the company looks to further strengthen its marketing
activities for GTCC power generation systems in the future.
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 for 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 www.mhi.co.jp.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
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