Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems completed a shipment of M701JAC gas turbines in early December for the first of two gas-fired 2650MW combined cycle IPP stations under development on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand.
The two 2650MW stations are designed around four 1×1 combined cycle plants each of which is powered by one 441.7MW gas turbine generator, unfired HRSG and 208.3MW steam turbine generator.
Each of the separately operating combined cycle plants is rated at 650MW net plant output and 6332 Btu/kWh heat rate (64.0% efficiency) on natural gas fuel.
The shipment was made from MHPS’ Takasago Works in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, for the station being built in Chonburi Province. The second station under development is sited in Rayong Province.
The Chonburi station is scheduled for commercial operation on natural gas in 2021, with the electric power generated to be sold to the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT).
The project is under development as a joint venture IPP enterprise by Gulf Energy Development, one of Thailand’s largest independent power producers, and Mitsui.
The JV partnership awarded MHPS a full turnkey scope of supply contract in February 2018 for engineering, procurement and construction of the 5300MW IPP project. A long-term service agreement was also concluded.