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MHI supplies gas turbines for Aramco's Wasit plant

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries supplies four more turbines and generators

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The latest order brings the cumulative number of M501F gas turbines ordered for Aramco to 11 units. (GETTY IMAGES)
The latest order brings the cumulative number of M501F gas turbines ordered for Aramco to 11 units. (GETTY IMAGES)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has received an order from SNC-Lavalin International, a Canadian engineering firm, for four sets of its natural gas-fired 150 megawatt (MW) M501F gas turbines and generators. The gas turbines and generators on order are for the Wasit gas plant project, a large-scale gas processing project by Saudi state-run oil company Saudi Aramco. The latest order brings the cumulative number of M501F gas turbines ordered for Aramco to 11 units.

The gas turbines and generators, slated for delivery in 2012 will be installed at Wasit Gas Plant, a grass-root facility located in the eastern province of Saudi Arabia to process the gas produced from Hasbah and Arabiyah non associated gas fields. The gas turbines and generators on order will serve as the core equipment for the cogeneration facility at Wasit Gas Plant. MHI will supply the four M501F gas turbines and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation will provide the four generators. 

Previously, MHI has received orders for seven M501F gas turbines by Aramco: two units for the Berri Gas Plant, delivered in May 2005; two for the Khursaniyah Oil and Gas Facilities, delivered in August 2007; one for the Karan Gas Facilities, an order placed in June 2008; and two for the Manifa Gas Facilities, an order placed in November 2008. MHI believes SNC-Lavalin’s high evaluation of its delivery and operational track records for these turbines, as well as of its technological expertise, led to the latest order.

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