Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems to provide units for Suncor cogen plant

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Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) says that Suncor Energy has placed an order for two of its advanced class gas turbines and two heat recovery steam generators for a cogeneration facility at the company's oilsands Base Plant.

Suncor gave the go-ahead to the $1.4-billion project in September.

The new MHPS technology will replace aging coke-fired boilers and provide steam generation for Suncor’s extraction and upgrading operations.

The cogeneration units are expected to result in a significant reduction in atmospheric emissions, including GHG emissions, while producing up to 800 MW of baseload power to the Alberta electrical grid.

MHPS says it will also provide a digital power solution technology that will allow it and Suncor to monitor the equipment to optimize maintenance and operations, ultimately leading to increased reliability.

MHPS Americas president Paul Browning said the company “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.”

The new cogeneration facility is expected to be operational in the second half of 2023.

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