Deborah Jaremko, JWN
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.