Mitsubishi Power Awarded Long-Term Service Agreement by Aluminium Bahrain BSC (Alba) to Ensure Efficient and Reliable Power Supply
MANAMA, Bahrain – October 3, 2022 -- Mitsubishi Power, a power solutions brand of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), announced today that it has signed a Long-Term Service Agreement (LTSA) with Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba), one of the world’s largest Aluminium smelters. The LTSA covers parts, repairs, and services of a new 680.9 megawatts (MW) Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Power Block, featuring Mitsubishi Power’s advanced J-series gas turbine technology. The long-term agreement will enhance the reliability, efficiency, and availability of power supply, thereby protecting Alba’s aluminium production, a cornerstone of Bahrain’s economic growth and development.
This signing follows Alba’s recent agreement with Mitsubishi Power & SEPCOIII to design, engineer, procure, construct and commission a new Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Power Block as part of the expansion of Power Station 5 in Bahrain. Mitsubishi Power will supply a combined cycle power unit, comprised of the M701JAC gas turbine, an air-cooled version of J-series gas turbines, and a steam turbine. Under the terms of this agreement, Alba will benefit from Mitsubishi Power’s comprehensive warranties and extended service support, to enhance and drive performance and efficiency.
Khalid Salem, President of Middle East & Africa at Mitsubishi Power said: “As part of our growing partnership with Alba, Mitsubishi Power is proud to support Alba with this long-term service agreement for the new Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Block 4 in Power Station 5, which we were awarded earlier this year.
We are committed to support Alba in providing and ensuring reliable and efficient power supply, while continuously enhancing operational excellence and productivity as well as reducing operating and fuel costs to meet its commercial and environmental goals.”
Adding further, Shaikh Daij Bin Salman Bin Daij Al Khalifa said:“With commercial operations set to begin in Q4 2024, the LTSA will be essential to ensure Alba’s Block 4 providing uninterrupted, reliable power while supporting our long-term vision for sustainable and efficient Aluminium production.”
As part of the agreement, Alba’s new Power Block 4 in Power Station 5 will also utilize Mitsubishi Power’s award-winning suite of intelligent solutions TOMONI®, a customizable suite of user-driven, digital power plant solutions fueled by cutting-edge analytics and decades of turbine operating and monitoring data. TOMONI harnesses big data to provide real-time predictive insights, adaptive control and actionable knowledge, for higher power plant performance, reliability and optimization and to achieve environmental performance goals.
Mitsubishi Power will continue to leverage decades of experience and innovation to equip customers across the Middle East and North Africa region with advanced, innovative, and clean energy solutions required to achieve a robust, reliable, and resilient energy infrastructure that brings it one step closer towards a carbon neutral society.