Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI), Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor Corp. (MCO) announced they have successfully completed NOx testing of MHPS’s two-shaft H-100 gas turbine.
Rated 120 MW, MHI said the H-100 incorporates its latest 10-can combustor technology and provides NOx levels in the single-digit ppm range for full load operations. The turbine can be used for thermal power plant applications as well as mechanical drive LNG (liquefied natural gas) applications, utilizing high-efficiency compressors manufactured by MCO, MHI said.
“We are confident this can be a game-changer for the LNG industry, as well as thermal power plants, in terms of lower production costs,” said MHI President & CEO Shunichi Miyanaga. “We can now deliver increased productivity, reduced complexity and lower lifecycle costs, while significantly reducing plant emissions.”
The H-100 turbine incorporates a horizontal split casing, and 17-stage axial compressor and high- and low-power turbine sections. Benefits of the two-shaft gas turbines for LNG mechanical drive application include reduced footprint, broad variable-speed operation, shortened start-up time and space savings, the company said.