Largest Standby Gas Turbine Generator Set to Go to Korea

Oct. 30, 2007

Tokyo, October 30, 2007 – Kawasaki Machine Systems, Ltd. today announced that it has received an order from Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd. (Korea) for two GPS6000 standby gas turbine generator sets, featuring Kawasaki’s M1T-33 gas turbine, for KT Corp., Korea’s leading telecommunications company. It is the first order from a non-Japanese company for the GPS6000, which was developed in 2003.

The 6,000 kVA generator set is the largest in Kawasaki’s standby gas turbine generator lineup. Two sets will be installed in KT Mokdong Building in Seoul. Kawasaki will supply the generator sets, with Samsung Techwin in charge of procuring control panels of GPS6000 and other equipment, and construction. The project will be completed in December 2007.

The GPS6000 (called PU6000 in Japan) is one of the largest standby gas turbine generator sets in Japan, designed to meet the recent rising demand for larger standby equipment. Able to achieve startup within 40 seconds, it is suitable not only for standby use but also for disaster readiness. Six units have been ordered by or delivered to large power users in Japan such as the telecommunications and urban water and sewer sectors.