By Editors of Power Engineering
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems announced its M501 JAC gas turbine was selected for the 466-MW combined-cycle Marlim Azul project in Brazil.
Marlim Azul will be owned by a special purpose entity with shareholding by MHPS, MH Power Systems Representacoes America Latina and Vale Azul Energia Ltda., and is expected to become operational in 2023.
Alex Aoki, President & CEO of MHPS South America said, “This project is a major victory for our South American division, in an incredibly competitive market,” said Alex Aoki, president and CEO of MHPS South America. “We used a ground-breaking gas turbine technology that will enable the most fuel efficient and affordable power plant in South America. With leading MHPS technology, an experienced team on the ground, and a trusted industry partner like Shell, this project represents a Change in Power for the Brazilian grid.”
The new plant will be MHPS-TOMONI™ enabled. “Tomoni” is a Japanese word that means “traveling together,” signifying the combination of digital and physical products and services. The plant will have a robust digitally-enabled cloud-based information infrastructure and will use data analytics and machine learning to leverage the massive amount of data that are generated during plant operations, driving optimum power plant performance, flexibility and reliability.