Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received an order from Técnicas Reunidas, S.A., a Spanish engineering company, for two sets of its natural gas-fired 150 megawatt (MW) M501F gas turbine and generator. The gas turbines and generators on order are for a large-scale oil and gas production/processing project of Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil firm. The latest order brings the cumulative number of gas turbines ordered for Saudi Aramco to seven units.
The gas turbines and generators, slated for delivery in 2010, will be installed at a Saudi Aramco plant facility that will process 900,000 barrels a day of crude oil to be produced at the Manifa oilfield. The plant is composed of various facilities, including those for oil-gas separation, oil storage, water injection, shipping and power generation. The gas turbines and generators on order will serve as the core equipment of the combined-cycle power and heat co-generation facility. MHI will supply the two M501F gas turbines and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation will provide the two generators. Mitsubishi Corporation will handle the trade particulars.
Previously MHI has received orders from Saudi Aramco for five 150 MW gas turbines: two units for the Berri Gas Plant, delivered in May 2005; two for the Khursaniyah Oil and Gas Facilities, delivered in August 2007; and one for the Karan Gas Facilities, an order placed in June 2008. MHI believes the customer's high evaluation of its delivery and operational track record for these turbines, as well as of its technological expertise, led to the latest order.
Going forward MHI will continue to aggressively conduct marketing activities for its high-capacity, high-performance gas turbines, which contribute to both effective utilization of energy and reduction in environmental loads.