TOKYO, Dec. 20 (Kyodo) — Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. said Thursday it has received a turnkey order from a unit of Japan's Electric Power Development Co. to build a gas turbine combined cycle power generation plant in the Thai province of Ayutthaya.
Under the transaction with Gulf JP UT Co., 90 percent owned by Electric Power Development, known as J-Power, MHI will make and supply four gas turbines and two steam turbines to the plant to be built 70 kilometers north of Bangkok, while Mitsubishi Electric Corp. will supply six generators, it said.
The 1,600-megawatt project is aimed at hiking power supply to meet Thailand's growing power demand stemming from its economic growth, it said.
The plant's two 800-megawatt generation units are to go on-stream in June and December of 2015. Civil and installation work will be handled by Sino-Thai Engineering and Construction Public Co., a local construction firm.