25 May 2006 – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) is to supply two blast furnace gas fired gas turbine combined cycle power generation units for an iron and steel works in the Ukraine.
Scheduled to go on-stream in March and September 2009 respectively, the units will be the first large scale power generation system order MHI has supplied to the Ukraine.
The CCGT plant order calls for delivery of two 150 MW units, for a total output of 300 MW. Each unit will consist of an M701S (DA) gas turbine, a steam turbine and a generator.
Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works’ decision to adopt a CCGT plant came in response to environmental restrictions spreading from Europe, soaring prices of natural gas supplied from Russia, and the need to boost the price competitiveness of its steel products through more efficient energy usage.
The exhaust gas from Alchevsk’s blast furnaces will be used to meet part of its own electricity needs. In the future, Alchevsk has plans to expand its electricity capacity and sell electricity to the grid.