MHPS secured selection of M501 JAC Gas Turbine in Brazil
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) secured its allegedly first technical selection of M501 JAC Gas Turbine for the Vale Azul II Project. The plant, which will have a contracted output of 466MW in combined cycle, was selected in the A-6 Brazilian Electricity Auction held on December 20, 2017.
Alex Aoki, President & CEO of MHPS South America said, “This project is a major victory for our South American division, in an incredibly competitive market. We used a groundbreaking gas turbine technology that will enable the most fuel efficient and affordable power plant in South America. With leading MHPS technology, an experienced team on the ground, and a trusted industry partner like Shell, this project represents a Change in Power for the Brazilian grid.”
The Vale Azul II Project, now known by the consortium name Marlim Azul (Blue Marlin), and will be owned by a special purpose entity with shareholding by MHPS, MH Power Systems Representacoes America Latina and Vale Azul Energia Ltda.
The new plant will be MHPS-TOMONI enabled. “Tomoni” is a Japanese word that means “traveling together,” signifying the combination of digital and physical products and services. The plant will have a robust digitally-enabled cloud-based information infrastructure and will use data analytics and machine learning to leverage the massive amount of data that are generated during plant operations, driving optimum power plant performance, flexibility and reliability.