Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor (MCO) and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) have joined forces with Exxon Mobil to develop and explore new applications of H-100 gas turbines.
As per the deal, Mitsubishi and Exxon will focus on developing and exploring new applications for their H-100 gas turbines as well as compressor technologies in order to reduce liquefied natural gas (LNG) unit costs.
In particular, the collaboration aims to reduce the complexity of LNG processing plants, reduce lifecycle costs, and lower plant emissions through enhancements to MHPS’s existing two-shaft gas turbine technology.
As part of this effort, Mitsubishi will leverage its technical expertise, insights, and experience in LNG projects to develop the more efficient and cost-effective gas turbines and systems with potential to reduce emissions in LNG applications.
MHI president and CEO Shunichi Miyanaga said: "ExxonMobil is widely recognized as an industry leader in terms of both project execution and efficiency
"We are very pleased that ExxonMobil has qualified MHPS’ H-100 gas turbine technology for use in LNG facilities, and we look forward to continuing this work to further develop technology to reduce LNG costs, maximize plant operating rates, and provide stable operation over the long term."
The H-100 is a heavy-duty, high-reliability, and low-maintenance gas turbine designed to provide output in the medium range.
Image: A H-100 gas turbine and compressors for LNG plant. Photo: courtesy of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.