5 April 2007 – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has received an order for a 200 MW LNG-fired combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power generation system from Alinta Energy of Australia.
The plant, to be built at the existing Tamar Valley Power Station site in Tasmania and scheduled to go on-stream in the second quarter of 2009, will consist of a M701DA gas turbine, steam turbine, generator, heat recovery steam generator and other components (balance of plant). MHI will manufacture a gas turbine and a steam turbine at its Takasago Machinery Works. Mitsubishi Electric Corporation will supply the generator.
Civil engineering and installation will be consigned separately by Alinta Energy. Mitsubishi Corporation will handle the trade particulars.
Previously, in 2003 and 2005 MHI received orders from Alinta Co-generation (Pinjarra) Pty Ltd. for its co-generation projects, 140 MW each, for the Pinjarra Unit #1 and Unit #2 near Perth. Pinjarra Unit #1 and Unit #2 went on-stream in March 2006 and February this year, respectively. The latest order marks MHI’s third unit ordered from the company and the sixth unit for Australia.