PW Power Systems Secures First Contract for the Sale of an FT4000™ SWIFTPAC®
Unit - Next-Generation Aero-Derivative Gas Turbine
GLASTONBURY, Connecticut, Aug. 13, 2013
GLASTONBURY, Connecticut, Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PW Power Systems, Inc.
(PWPS), a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., announced today
the sale of its latest aero-derivative power solution, the FT4000™ gas
turbine, to a unit of Exelon Generation. Exelon purchased a 120 MW
simple-cycle FT4000™ SWIFTPAC® power generation unit.
Exelon Corporation is one of the nation's leading energy providers with
approximately 35,000 MW of owned capacity comprising one of the cleanest and
lowest-cost power generation fleets in the United States.
PWPS has a long legacy of delivering extremely reliable and efficient gas
turbine engines. With a modular design that includes proven features of the
successful FT8® SWIFTPAC® power plants, the FT4000™ engine powered by a Pratt
& Whitney® PW4000™ derivative gas generator offers a nominal 60 to 120 MW
package of reliable peaking and base-load power in a compact footprint. The
FT4000™ engine is designed for simple cycle, combined cycle or cogeneration
applications. The FT4000™ SWIFTPAC® unit provides the highest power output of
any aero-derivative gas turbine generator package available in the market.
As a next generation product, the FT4000™ SWIFTPAC® unit builds on over 50
years of aero-derivative packaging experience and more than 2000 industrial
gas turbines installed worldwide. "Exelon is an existing customer of PWPS with
extensive industry experience and we look forward to a successful introduction
of the FT4000™ product to the Exelon generation portfolio," said Peter
Christman, president of PWPS. The scope of the contract consists of the
turnkey supply of the FT4000™ SWIFTPAC® unit for a power plant in Harford
County, Md., including balance of plant equipment, installation and
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 about $34 billion in fiscal 2012,
the year ended March 31, 2013. MHI's diverse lineup of products and services
encompasses shipbuilding, power plants, chemical plants, environmental
equipment, steel structures, industrial and general machinery, aircraft, space
systems and air-conditioning systems.
For more information, please visit MHI's website .
Contact: Philip Vecchiarelli, +1-860-368-5562, Phil.V@pwps.com
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