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MHI Receives M701F Gas Turbine and Generator Order
For GTCC Power Generation Plant in Bangladesh

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Tokyo, April 25, 2011 - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received an order for an M701F gas turbine and generator for a gas turbine combined-cycle (GTCC) power generation plant which Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh Ltd. (EGCB), a state-owned power generation company will build in Haripur near Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.

Shipment of the gas turbine and generator to Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd. (HDEC) who is EPC contractor for the 410 megawatt (MW) New Haripur Combined Cycle Power Plant, is scheduled in April 2012. The plant will be the largest GTCC plant owned by governmental power sector in Bangladesh.

Construction of the GTCC plant is financially supported by Japanese ODA loan through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The GTCC plant is to be built in Haripur, Narayanganj District, approximately 14 kilometers southeast of Dhaka.

The gap between supply and demand of electricity in Bangladesh has been widening due to rapid and continuous economic growth in recent years, and the 280 MW gas turbine and generator as core component of the GTCC plant will help meet the vigorous electricity demand in Bangladesh.

In GTCC plants, gas turbine and steam turbine are used in combination to generate electricity in two stages, utilizing high-temperature exhaust gas from the gas turbine to produce steam to drive steam turbine. This configuration enables GTCC plants to achieve higher thermal efficiency, which in turn reduces fuel consumption and results in less emission of carbon dioxide (CO2) relative to electricity generation, and contribute to environment protection.

MHI will manufacture and supply the gas turbine, and will also send technical advisors for installation work, commissioning and performance test. The generator will be manufactured by Mitsubishi Electric Corporation.

EGCB was established in 2004 as a spinoff of the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDP), which until then had been comprehensively handling power generation, transmission and distribution in Bangladesh. BPDP was created in 1972 as a public sector organization under the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources of Bangladesh. Later, the various functions of power generation, transmission and distribution were allocated to separate entities.

HDEC, established in 1947, is a Korean comprehensive construction firm with approximate 3,800 employees, whose scope includes roads, dams, bridges, ports, plants, residential houses and cultural facilities.

MHI believes the long track record and technological advantage of its gas turbines in terms of larger output and high efficiency, contributed greatly to MHI's winning of the new order.

The new GTCC power plant will be built adjacent to the existing power plant, where three units of MW251 gas turbine and generator set that were supplied by MHI to BPDP are in operation. One unit of M701F gas turbine is also in operation at a nearby GTCC power plant owned by Pendekar Energy (L) Ltd. The stable performance of existing gas turbines in Bangladesh is also thought to have led MHI to the successful receipt of the latest order.

MHI has won a high degree of trust in the power market by having demonstrated stability and reliability of gas turbines supplied both in Japan and abroad, and will further boost its aggressive promotion activities of the company's highly efficient and highly reliable gas turbine lineups.