World Leading Gas Turbine Efficiency With Best In Class Reliability, Will Reduce Emissions
FORT MCMURRAY, ALBERTA, CANADA (October 21, 2019) – Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) announced today that Suncor Energy placed an order for two M501JAC advanced class gas turbines and two heat recovery steam generators (HRSG) for a future cogeneration facility at the company’s Oil Sands Base Plant facility near Fort McMurray, Alberta.
The new technology will replace three aging coke-fired boilers and will provide reliable steam generation required for Suncor’s extraction and upgrading operations for bitumen recovery. The cogeneration units are expected to result in a significant reduction in atmospheric emissions, including greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Along with improving the reliability of existing steam generation needed for production processes, this new technology will produce up to 800 megawatts (MW) of low-carbon, baseload, reliable power to be transmitted to the Alberta electrical grid. The process of producing both industrial steam and electricity is known as cogeneration, and is considered the most energy-efficient form of natural gas fueled power generation.
In addition to providing M501JAC gas turbines with unmatched efficiency and industry-leading reliability of 99.5%, MHPS will provide MHPS-TOMONI, their digital power solution technology. This will allow MHPS and Suncor to monitor the equipment to optimize maintenance and operations, ultimately leading to increased reliability.
“We’re very pleased to partner with Suncor on this project,” says Paul Browning, President and CEO of MHPS Americas. “MHPS has taken a leadership position in the de-carbonization of our planet, and will continue to seek opportunities to work with innovative companies like Suncor whose drive towards greater efficiency and reduced emissions are important steps to a Change in Power.”
About Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc.
Headquartered in Lake Mary, FL, MHPS Americas employs more than 2,000 people who design, manufacture, install, monitor and service natural gas, steam and geothermal power generation products, environmental control systems solutions, distributed renewable power projects and energy storage systems throughout North and South America. MHPS is the reigning annual global market share leader for Heavy Duty Gas Turbines, and is leading the development of the digital power plant of the future through its digital solutions, MHPS-TOMONI™. MHPS Americas is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, a joint venture between Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and Hitachi, Ltd. integrating their operations in power generation systems.
Learn more about MHPS by visiting www.changeinpower.com.