Best-Selling J-Series Gas Turbine Achieves
1/4 Million Operating Hours
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems sets industry records for efficiency, output, and reliability
Total ordered capacity exceeds 21 Gigawatt
(Lake Mary, FL – June 17, 2016) Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS), the world leader in high temperature, advanced technology gas turbines, today announced that its installed base of J-Series gas turbines has achieved a major milestone, accumulating more than a quarter million actual operating hours. No other gas turbine in this size range has even a single hour of commercial operating experience.
The installed fleet of J-Series turbines, with a total capacity exceeding 10 GW has produced over 109,000 Gigawatt hours of electricity, which is greater than the total annual electricity consumption of the country of Belgium. The fleet leader has been in operation since 2011 and has surpassed 26,000 operating hours. A total of 45 J-Series gas turbines have been ordered globally, making it the best-selling gas turbine in its size range.
Record Setting Efficiency, Output, Cost of Electricity, and Reliability
MHPS teamed with the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry, to develop the next generation gas turbine technology. After eight years in the making, the first M501J provided 60 Hz electricity to Japanese utility Kansai Electric in 2011. Since this date, the J-Series turbine has set a number of world records:
On Time Commissioning
The current operating fleet of 20 J-Series turbines was commissioned either on schedule or in some cases early, representing a feat very few companies are capable of achieving today.