Turboden S.p.A., a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) based in Lombardy, Italy, and Mitsubishi Power Ltd., have jointly received an order for 29-megawatt (MW) binary cycle power generation equipment to be installed at the geothermal power plant in the Philippines.

Turboden will provide the complete power generation system, and Mitsubishi Power will provide support through its local resources. The order calls for project completion and operation by the end of 2022.

The power generation system to be provided by Turboden will add new binary cycle geothermal power equipment, whose key component is the company’s proprietary 29MW ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle) system, to the existing 120MW flash type geothermal power plant owned and operated by Bac-Man Geothermal Inc. (BGI), an EDC power subsidiary.

The new system will generate power making effective use of brine, which until now has merely been returned to a reinjection well. By replacing power in the power grid now derived from fossil fuels, the new installation will enable reduction of CO2 emissions derived from steam power.

The new 29MW binary cycle power generation configuration is expected to trim CO2 emissions by approximately 72,200 tonnes per year (equivalent to some 20,000 hectares of forest).

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