Mitsubishi Power , a division of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), has been awarded a full turnkey contract to construct three CCGT power plants in Sodegaura City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan.
The project will feature three 650 MW natural gas-fired units. Cost of constructing the units is estimated at $1.7 billion. The power plants are scheduled to start commercial operation in stages during fiscal 2029.
The project is a joint venture between MHI and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation , covering EPC. MHI will provide gas turbines, steam turbines, HRSFs, and flue gas desulpherisation systems while Mitsubishi Electric will supply generators and electrical products.
The project will take future decarbonisation into consideration. The gas turbines will be capable of co-firing with hydrogen, and the plant’s design will allow for easy conversion to 100 per hydrogen firing with minimal modifications.