IHI Awarded Gas Turbine Power Plant Full Turnkey Project for Independent Power Producer in Australia. -Combined Cycle and Simple Cycle Power Plant with 3 Units of LM6000 Aero-derivative Gas Turbine-
Tokyo, August 12, 2014 – IHI Corporation (IHI, headquarters: Koto-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Tamotsu Saito) and IHI Engineering Australia Pty. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of IHI, have been jointly awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) full turnkey contract for a LM6000*1 gas turbine power plant comprising 2 Units of Combined Cycle and 1 unit of Simple Cycle from TransAlta Energy Australia (TransAlta, headquarters: Western Australia, Australia), a wholly owned subsidiary of TransAlta Corporation (headquarters: Alberta, Canada).
The gas turbine power plant will be constructed near Port Hedland in the northern part of Western Australia. The electricity generated by the plant will be supplied to Horizon Power (headquarters: Western Australia, Australia) and to The Pilbara Infrastructure Pty Ltd. (headquarters: Western Australia, Australia, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fortescue Metals Group) under Power Purchase Agreements with TransAlta .
With increasing sensitivity to environmental challenges, gas turbines are becoming the technology of choice as they are powered by natural gas and produce significantly less CO2 emissions compared to coal and oil fired power plants. Derived from jet engines used in aircraft, IHI’s LM6000 gas turbine, the core engine in the project, generates the highest output and efficiency of all IHI’s gas turbine product lineup.
IHI has secured orders for 76 units of LM6000 worldwide, comprising 46 units in Japan and 30 units outside Japan (including 16 units in Australia).
IHI is committed to supporting our customers in Australia and South East Asia and to continue expanding our business activities in these important markets as well as around the world.
*1: The LM6000 is derived for power generation from GE’s reliable CF6-80C2 jet engine which powers major commercial aircraft such as the Boeing 747 and produces leading performance and high efficiency compared to any 40MW class gas turbines available today.
Picture of LM6000 gas turbine power plant