A Japanese company will build a turbine in the U.S. for delivery in Latin America.
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) will work with Peruvian local power developer Gas Energie to develop a 515-MW natural gas-powered project. The Humay PS Project will be located in the Ica region of Peru and will leverage MHPS’ JAC gas turbine power island.
“Power producers in Latin America are looking for best in class options to generate clean, reliable and affordable electricity,” said Paul Browning, MHPS Americas President and CEO, in a statement. “Two years ago we started talking about and preparing for the change in power that is happening in our industry. By listening to the needs of our customers in Latin America, we have developed the capability to be not only a technology partner, but also a financial partner and a construction partner. The Humay PS project will demonstrate all of these capabilities and will be a showcase project for Peru and for the region.”
The next step for Gaz Energie is to formalize its selection of its EPC contractor, which will then work with MHPS to deliver the project. The Humay PS turbines will be manufactured at the MHPS Savannah Machinery Works (SMW) in Georgia.
In December, MHPS announced that Gas Energie had selected M501JAC gas turbine, heat recovery steam generator and steam turbine for the Humay PS project. The facility should produce power for about 500,000 homes, according to reports.
The partners plan to compete the work by 2020. The plant will enter commercial operation in 2021.