Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI) has boosted its cumulative orders for gas turbines from the Middle East to 80 units with the receipt of two new orders. The first order covers eight units for a large-scale power generation and desalination project by the Ras Laffan C independent water and power producer (IWPP) in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar, and the other is for one unit at an electricity and steam cogeneration project at the Karan Gas Facilities of Saudi Arabian Oil Co. (Saudi Aramco), the state-owned national oil company of Saudi Arabia.
The Ras Laffan plant consists of a natural gas-fired GTCC power generation facility with a total generation capacity of 2730 MW. MHI will provide eight M701F gas turbines and four 260 MW steam turbines, which will collectively serve as the power generation and desalination plant’s core components. The plant is slated to go on-stream in April 2011. The Saudi Aramco project calls for a package consisting of a 150 MW natural gas-fired M701F gas turbine and a generator, with delivery slated for 2010.