Japan-based Mitsubishi Power has started the commercial operation of the M701JAC series gas turbine at Chonburi Province combined cycle power plant in Thailand.
The M701JAC is the first of eight units ordered on a full-turnkey basis. These eight units will comprise gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) systems with a total output of 5,300 MW. The project is part of a joint venture between Gulf Energy Development Public Company Limited, and Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
Mitsubishi Power also was selected for a 25-year long-term service agreement for these units. The construction of the remaining seven units have commenced and are scheduled for full launch of commercial operations in 2024.