Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) has secured a contract from Fukushima Gas Power to supply two trains for a GTCC power plant.

The supply contract includes trains of high efficiency power generation systems, including M701F gas turbines and steam turbines.

They will be used at a 1.18 gigawatt GTCC power plant, to be built at Soma Port Wharf No. 4 (Shinchi, Soma District, Fukushima Prefecture).

The plant is scheduled to start commercial operations in spring 2020.

GTCC power generation systems consist of components such as gas turbines, steam turbines, exhaust heat recovery boilers and generators.

The firm said: “MHPS has received orders and delivered a large number of GTCC power generation systems in Japan and overseas, and has won the trust of the market widely both in terms of its technology and achievements.

“The company will continue to contribute to the efficient and stable generation of electricity in global markets through the promotion of GTCC power generation systems that play a useful role for the effective utilization of resources and the reduction of environmental impacts.”

Besides producing power with gas turbines, the power generation systems at the plant use the high-temperature exhaust gases from the gas turbine to produce steam in a boiler.

MHPS will supply two M701F gas turbines and steam turbines as well as large auxiliary machines for the plant.

The company will construct the GTCC power generation systems based on an EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contract.

Mitsubishi Electric will supply the generators for the plant.

Established in April 2015, Fukushima Gas Power has five shareholders: Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., (JAPEX), Mitsui & Co., Osaka Gas, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company and Hokkaido Electric Power.

The company will build the Soma Port Natural Gas Power Station (tentative name), which will be located next to the Soma LNG Base.

The base is expected to supply vaporized LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) to the GTCC power generation systems.