Mitsubishi to supply gas turbine for NTE’s Middletown project in Ohio

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas (MHPSA) said Sept. 8 that it has been selected by NTE Energy to supply one of its M501GAC gas turbines for the Middletown Energy Center, slated to be built in Middletown, Ohio.

The 525-MW Middletown Energy Center will be constructed, owned and operated by NTE, and has a planned completion and commercial on-line date of April 2018.

“The NTE award is another example of the industry’s recognition of our leadership in Advanced Technology Gas Turbines,” said David Walsh, CEO at MHPSA. “The Company continues to expand its leading position in large capacity units in North America.”

Denise Hamet, Middletown’s economic development director, said: “The timing is right. The Middletown Energy Center will provide us with the reliable power we need to meet the demand brought about by the new investments from various sectors including steel, chemical, aerospace, and others.”

The M501GAC gas turbine to be installed at the Middletown Energy Center will be manufactured at MHPSA’s Savannah Machinery Works (SMW), the state-of-the art manufacturing and service facility located in Savannah, Georgia.

MHPS’s highly efficient and reliable M501GAC gas turbine utilizes technology based on 20 years of analysis, test, and operation. Leading all OEMs in the development and delivery of 60Hz Advanced Technology Gas Turbines rated above 250 MW, the M501G fleet has logged nearly 2.4 million operating hours by users around the world, the company said. Mitsubishi has been awarded 133 G and J technology units of this capacity and larger since their first commercial delivery in 2001.

In other recent news for this project:

  • Gemma Power Systems LLC said Aug. 20 that it has received an Interim Notice to Proceed under an Engineering, Procurement and Construction Services contract with NTE Ohio LLC, the NTE Energy affiliate developing this project. The project features the Mitsubishi combustion turbine, a Vogt Power International supplementary-fired heat recovery steam generator and a Toshiba America Energy Systems steam turbine generator.
  • NTE Ohio is proposing the installation of a combined-cycle natural gas generating facility in Middletown, near the intersection of Oxford State Road and Cincinnati Dayton Road, said a Facilities Study on the project from PJM Interconnection that is dated July 2015. The project location is approximately 1.5 miles northeast of the existing Duke Energy Ohio (DEO) Todhunter Substation facility. NTE Ohio requested the interconnection to be studied as a 513 MW capacity injection into the DEO system by tapping into the existing DEO Todhunter-Foster 345-kV circuit which is adjacent to the plant site.
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