Group photo of Alba, Mitsubishi Power and SEPCOIII teams…

Mitsubishi Power, a power solutions brand of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), and SEPCOIII consortium have signed a full turnkey contract with Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba), the world’s largest aluminium smelter ex-China, to expand Power Station 5 at Alba, adding a new 680.9 megawatts (MW) Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Power Block.

Under the terms of the contract, Mitsubishi Power & SEPCOIII consortium will be responsible to design, engineer, procure, construct and commission a 680.9 megawatts (MW) Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Power Block. Mitsubishi Power will supply a combined cycle power unit, which comprises M701JAC gas turbine, an air-cooled version of J-series gas turbines and a steam turbine.

Introduced nearly a decade ago, the J-series gas turbines, which are Mitsubishi Power’s largest and most advanced, deliver an unmatched combination of 99.6% reliability and greater than 64% efficiency. The fleet has logged more than 1.7 million operating hours globally. The gas turbine’s industry-leading operational flexibility will enable Alba to continue securing highly efficient and reliable power. To meet future decarbonization needs globally, JAC gas turbines are capable of using up to 30% hydrogen fuel by volume, to reach 100% hydrogen fuel in the future with minimal existing infrastructure modification.

During the ceremony, Shaikh Daij Bin Salman Bin Daij Al Khalifa, Chairman of Alba’s Board of Directors, said, “We are thrilled to add a fourth block into Power Station 5 to bring its power output to more than 2.4 gigawatts (GW).”

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