MHPSA Ships First Domestically-Manufactured M501J Gas Turbine from Georgia

 MHPSA Ships First Domestically-Manufactured M501J Gas Turbine from Georgia

-Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas (MHPSA) has shipped the first U.S.-manufactured M501J gas turbine from its Savanah Machinery Works (SMW) facility in Georgia. The new turbine is now on its way to Grand River Dam Authority’s (GRDA) Grand River Energy Center in Oklahoma.
 
The J-series gas turbine will replace the facility’s older coal-fired unit. Once operational, the 300-ton turbine will generate 327 MW of electricity, supplying power to GRDA customers in all but two of Oklahoma’s counties.

“What makes the J-series gas turbine so unique is that it is the first and only turbine in commercial operation today capable of achieving 2,912-degree Fahrenheit turbine inlet temperatures while delivering efficiencies approaching 62 percent in combined-cycle mode,” said David Brozek, senior vice president at MHPSA.
 
Scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2017, GRDA’s turbine will be the 28th J-series turbine to go into commercial operation. In addition to the GRDA Unit, SMW has a backlog of J-Series turbines that will be shipped over the next several years.
 
MHPSA’s SMW manufacturing facility opened in 2011, fulfilling a commitment by the compa­ny to be closer to its North American customer base and provide faster support.



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