MHPS and Sumitomo Corporation secure joint contract to build 450 MW plant in Tunisia

Tunisia’s national utility SociétéTunisienne de l’Electricitéet du Gaz has awarded Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) and the Sumitomo Corporation a joint contract to build a 450 MW gas-fired power plant in Tunisia. Sumitomo will provide balance of plant, and handle the civil engineering and installation works whereas MHPS will supply a gas turbine, a heat recovery steam generator and a steam turbine, as well as provide technical support during installation and commissioning. The generators will be provided by the Mitsubishi Electric Corporation. Finance for the $341 million project will be provided under the Japanese Official Development Assistance scheme.  To be commissioned in 2020, the plant will provide around 10 per cent of Tunisia’s power.

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