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First M501J Gas Turbine for Commercial-use Tops 8,000 Hours in Service at Kansai Electric Power's Himeji No.2 Power Station

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Yokohama, June 5, 2014 – A state-of-the-art M501J gas turbine delivered by Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) to the Himeji No.2 Power Station of The Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc., the first unit to go into commercial operation at that location, has surpassed an accumulated 8,000 hours in service. This feat reconfirms the superlative reliability of the M501J, a gas turbine featuring the world's highest level of operating efficiency.