Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems gas turbines achieve new milestone

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Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) announced its fleet of Advanced Class Gas Turbines recently achieved a major milestone by registering 4 million Actual Operating Hours (AOH) of service at power plants across the globe.

In the process, MHPS and its fleet have continued to establish new records for reliability and efficiency.

“Smashing the 4 million AOH barrier for Advanced Class Gas Turbines is a major accomplishment,” said MHPS Americas president and CEO Paul Browning. “As our industry transitions away from F-class technology and embraces advanced-class gas turbines, there is a change in power occurring.”

“MHPS is revolutionizing users’ expectations for energy generators in terms of both reliability and efficiency,” the company said. “No other OEM has an Advanced Class Gas Turbine fleet the size of MHPS’ and our G- and J-Series turbines are leading the way in lowering the cost of electricity.”

At the Power Gen International trade show in December, MHPS unveiled its M501 JAC; the latest advance in turbine technology. This air-cooled J-Series turbine offers 540 MW of combined cycle output at an efficiency exceeding 63 percent.

JAC units have achieved 99.5 percent reliability during 13,000 hours of commercial operation. This combination of superior performance and proven reliability is unmatched in the industry.

“MHPS is the established industry leader and has been perfecting Advanced Class Gas Turbines for nearly two decades,” said Browning. “Our competitors were late in entering this segment of the market and are now struggling to fulfill their promises.”

“MHPS is the only OEM that customers can trust to deliver the lowest cost of electricity and the lowest investment risk,” Browning said. “Our reliable G- and J-Series turbines have been setting the pace for more than 4 million AOH.”

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