By Editors of Power Engineering
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems announced it shipped 41 of its J-Series gas turbines in 2017, with over 30 installed and more than half a million hours of commercial operations logged.
One of the most high-profile J-Series installations in 2017 was at the Grand River Dam Authority plant in Oklahoma, site of the first J-Series deployed in the Western Hemisphere. In March, the first fire was completed on the first attempt, with full-speed no-load tests conducted the same day. As a result of the efficiency and performance of the MHPS combined cycle system at GRDA, the plant is a first-on, last-off asset and a vital component of a robust Southwest Power Pool.
GRDA CEO Dan Sullivan applauded the goals met by the unit at the dedication ceremony.
“The unit was delivered to the site on time, in spite of many weather delays and other challenges, and started operation on the first effort,” he said. “The efficiency of the unit places GRDA in an excellent position within the Southwest Power Pool.”
The J-Series turbine was launched at Power Gen International in December of 2016. When paired with the MHPS-TOMONI system, the JAC provides cloud-based data analytics, machine learning and predictive maintenance capabilities.
Mitsubishi reported three J-Series projects in Mexico, a project in Virginia and a project in Pennsylvania are proceeding on schedule, with 10 more J-Series turbines to reach commercial operation in North America in the coming 18 months.