Large Orders Received for Construction of Combined Cycle Power Plants in Mexico and Malaysia
Jan. 29, 2001
Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. have received two consecutive orders for the construction of combined cycle power plants (CCPPs) in Mexico and Malaysia, totaling about E30 billion.
The order for the plant in Mexico was received from Enron, a U.S. IPP developer based in Houston, Texas. Construction of the plant will proceed in cooperation with Sargent & Lundy, a Chicago, Illinois-based engineering firm. This full turnkey project, due to be completed in October 2002, is worth approximately E16billion and includes civil engineering and installation work.
In Malaysia,an order was received from Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), the Malaysian national power company. Work will be undertaken with TNB Engineering and Consultancy (TNEC) to upgrade an existing gas turbine power plant. The 220MW gas turbine plant on Penang Island will be converted into a CCPP with capacity of 330MW. This is also a full turnkey contract, scheduled to be completed in December 2002. The contract totaled approximately E14 billion.
The world's main thermal power generation centers rely on combined cycle systems using natural gas, which is both highly efficient and environmentally friendly. The consecutive acquisition of these two orders demonstrates Kawasaki's excellent reputation for its gas-turbine-based combined cycle power generation technologies.