Under the contract, MHPS will install turbine and generator in an in-house power generation plant at KPIC’s Onsan ethylene plant located in Ulsan-Metropolitan City, southeastern Korea.

In order to facilitate increased ethylene production to 800,000 metric tons per annum (mtpa) from current 470,000 mtpa, KPIC is boosting power generation capacity of the plant.

The power generation system, which is scheduled to be commissioned in June 2017, will supply power mainly to help meet in-house demand,.

Additionally, the system will provide high-temperature exhaust gas as fuel air to Naphtha Cracking Heaters for energy saving.

The high-efficiency H-25 is designed to use methane off-gas derived from the ethylene plant as fuel to operate the plant.

In 2006, MHPS received an order for the H-25 gas turbine for the Onsan Plant.

KPIC selected Toyo Engineering Korea, a Korean subsidiary of the Toyo Engineering Corporation, in 2012 to construct its ethylene oxide (EO) and ethylene glycol (EG) plant in Ulsan.

Established in 1970, KPIC manufactures and supplies petrochemical derivatives, such as propylene and ethylene as well as synthetic resins such as polypropylene (PP) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE).

Since receipt of the order for the first unit in 1987, MHPS has received orders for more than 170 H-25 low-maintenance, heavy-duty gas turbines from customers in Japan and around the world.

Image: A Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems’ H-25 gas turbine. Photo: courtesy of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.