The M701F5 will operate at a turbine inlet temperature (TIT) of 1,500 degrees Celsius, and it features high efficiency and low NOx emissions while maintaining the exceptionally high reliability exhibited by the preceding MHI F fleet.

The company is currently engaged in manufacturing activities in the runup to the new turbine’s commercial production.

The M701F5 gas turbine achieves a rated simple cycle power output of near 350MW and 520MW in combined-cycle (GTCC) power generation.

In GTCC type power generation, gas and steam turbines will generate electricity, utilizing high-temperature exhaust gas from the gas turbine.

With the help of M701F5 gas turbine, GTCC power plants will be able to meet higher thermal efficiency than other plants based on earlier technologies, such as conventional boiler steam turbine plants.

GTCC power generation with the M701F5 will achieve CO2 emissions 50% lower than conventional coal-fired power generation, the company said.