Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems M501GAC Gas Turbine
Selected for Middletown Energy Center
(Lake Mary, FL – September 8, 2015) Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc. (MHPSA) has been selected by NTE Energy (NTE) of Saint Augustine, FL to supply a natural gas powered M501GAC Gas Turbine for the Middletown Energy Center that will be built in Middletown, Ohio.
The Middletown Energy Center will be constructed, owned and operated by NTE, and has a planned completion and commercial on-line date of April 2018. The facility will produce 525 megawatts of electricity, enough to serve 400,000 homes.
“The NTE award is another example of the industry’s recognition of our leadership in Advanced Technology Gas Turbines,” said David Walsh, CEO at MHPSA. “The Company continues to expand its leading position in large capacity units in North America.”
As one of the most efficient and clean sources of energy and capacity in the PJM regional transmission organization’s territory, the facility will provide numerous benefits to the community including a reliable source of energy to address the increasing requirement for power. Denise Hamet, the Middletown’s economic development director, said “The timing is right. The Middletown Energy Center will provide us with the reliable power we need to meet the demand brought about by the new investments from various sectors including steel, chemical, aerospace, and others.”
The M501GAC gas turbine to be installed at the Middletown Energy Center will be manufactured at MHPSA’s Savannah Machinery Works (SMW), the state-of-the art manufacturing and service facility located in Savannah, GA.
MHPS’s highly efficient and reliable M501GAC gas turbine utilizes technology based on 20 years of analysis, test, and operation. Leading all OEMs in the development and delivery of 60Hz Advanced Technology Gas Turbines rated above 250 MW, the M501G fleet has logged nearly 2.4 million operating hours by users around the world. The company has been awarded 133 G and J technology units of this capacity and larger since their first commercial delivery in 2001.