Published On: Sat, Dec 12th, 2020

Mitsubishi Power to deliver JAC Gas Turbine Power Island for Plant Barry

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Southern Company’s has chosen a Power JAC power island for a new 720MW combined cycle unit at its (Plant Barry) in Alabama.

Plant Barry, which is located in Mobile County, is a coal- and natural gas-fired electrical generation facility that has been operating since 1954.

The new unit for the power plant features a JAC gas turbine, a steam turbine, and also a heat recovery steam generator. The turnkey solution will be installed at the power plant by Mitsubishi Power in consortium with Black & Veatch.

According to Mitsubishi Power, its JAC gas turbine power island can deliver efficiency greater than 64%. The power island is also claimed to have 99.5% reliability.

Mitsubishi Power to deliver JAC Gas Turbine Power Island for Plant Barry

Mitsubishi Power to deliver JAC Gas Turbine Power Island for Plant Barry. Photo courtesy of Mitsubishi Power.

Construction on the new combined cycle unit is expected to create over 300 jobs and about 30 permanent jobs when it begins commercial operation.

– Alabama Power senior vice president and senior production officer said: “The Mitsubishi Power JAC gas turbine’s proven performance and cost-effective operation fit our mission of providing our customers with safe, clean, reliable and affordable power, when they need it.”

Black & Veatch, on its part, will provide an integrated engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) solution.

Paul Browning – President and CEO of Mitsubishi Power Americas said: “Our mission at Mitsubishi Power is to provide total solutions to our customers.

“We’re working with Black & Veatch to support Alabama Power’s mission to meet the needs of its customers and support the economy in the Mobile area and across Alabama. Together with Alabama Power and Black & Veatch, we are creating a Change in Power.”

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