|- Rehabilitation Project to Ensure Stable Operation and Greater Reliability of Four Natural Gas and Heavy Fuel Oil-fired Boilers -|
TOKYO, May 11, 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) has signed a contract with Cairo Electricity Production Company (CEPC) for the renewal of the Cairo West natural gas and heavy fuel oil-fired thermal power plant. MHPS will renew four existing power generation boilers with a rated output of 1,360 MW, extending their lifetime and enhancing reliability. The project will contribute to a more stable energy supply in Egypt.
The Cairo West power station is located around 16km northwest of Cairo, and is operated by CEPC. The rehabilitation project was awarded to a consortium that included MHPS' Egyptian subsidiary. MHPS will manufacture the boiler components at its Kure Works, and MHPS' Egyptian subsidiary will dispatch the engineer for support of installation and trial operation. The four existing boilers are the No. 5 and No. 6 units (rated output of 330 MW) supplied by MHPS in 1993, and the No. 7 and No. 8 units (350 MW) supplied in 2011.
The Cairo West power station is one of the mainstay facilities providing power to the Egyptian capital of Cairo where electricity demand is high, so a stable power supply is critical. The renewal contract from CEPC follows the contract in August 2017 for upgrades to a natural gas-fired gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power station at the Cairo North facility.
MHPS, in addition to promoting the adoption of new thermal power generation systems, also focuses on renewal and performance upgrades for existing conventional power generation facilities and GTCC plants like those at CEPC. Going forward, through its support for more stable and efficient power generation around the world, MHPS will contribute to economic development and highly sustainable energy production on a global scale.
About Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS), headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, is a joint venture formed in February 2014 by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and Hitachi, Ltd. integrating their operations in thermal power generation systems and other related businesses. MHPS today ranks among the world's leading suppliers of equipment and services to the power generation market, backed by 100 billion yen in capital and approximately 20,000 employees worldwide. The Company's products include GTCC (gas turbine combined-cycle) and IGCC (integrated coal gasification combined-cycle) power plants, gas/coal/oil-fired (steam) power plants, boilers, generators, gas and steam turbines, geothermal power plants, AQCS (air quality control systems), power plant peripheral equipment, digital solutions and solid-oxide fuel cells (SOFC).
For more information, please visit www.mhps.com.
Joseph Hood, PR Manager
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Email: [email protected]
Source: Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.
Topic: Press release summary
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