Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Technical Review
    Vol. 50 No. 1 (2013)   New Products & Technologies
    New Products

    Development of 1.5MW High Efficiency Gas Engine and Container Type Generation Set

    General Machinery & Special Vehicles
    Engine Sales Department,
    Engine Division

    Recently, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has delivered two container‐configured generator sets that incorporate a 1.5MW output high‐efficiency gas engine, newly developed based on the design concept of "quick mobility, quick installation and quick commissioning," to a customer in Dongguan, Guangdong Province, China. MHI's lean‐burn gas engines (GSA and GSR series) were released to market in 1993 and have achieved both the world's highest generation efficiency and lowest emissions covering up to 1MW output cogeneration system application. In addition to the growing need for gas engines caused by soaring crude oil prices and sinking natural gas prices owing to the implementation of shale gas extraction technologies and the need for global warming mitigation and energy‐saving measures, demand for cogeneration systems that can supply electricity and effectively utilize thermal and steam energy has rapidly increased. An introduction of MHI's 1.5MW output high‐efficiency Miller cycle gas engine and container‐configured generator set, both of which were newly developed to meet the aforementioned needs, is provided below.