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History

This section outlines the history of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS).

  Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Hitachi, Ltd.
1884 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries established
(Lease of Government - Owned Nagasaki Shipyard)
 
1908 Completed first steam turbine [0.5 MW]  
1910   Hitachi founded
Manufactured Japan' s first electric motor (5 HP induction motor)
1933   Completed first steam turbine
(Aojima Plant, Nagasaki Boseki K.K. [2.8 MW])
1963 Completed first gas turbine
(Chiba Plant, Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. [12 MW])
 
1966   Completed first gas turbine
(Kawasaki, Nihon Sekiyu Kagaku K.K.)
1980 Completed conventional power plant
(Hartha Thermal Power Station, Iraq [200 MW x 4 units])
 
1984 Completed world's highest efficiency and largest gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power plant
(Higashi Niigata Thermal Power Station Group 3, Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc. [1,090 MW])
 
1987   Completed conventional power plant
(Lagos Power Station Units 1-6, Nigeria [220 MW x 6 units])
1988   Completed first H-25 series gas turbine
(Tokuyama Refinery, Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd. [25 MW class])
1990 Completed world's first double flash cycle geothermal power plant
(Hatchobaru Power Plant Unit 2, Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc. [55 MW])
 
1991   Completed gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power plant employing dry low NOx combustion system
(Shin Oita Power Station Unit 1 series, Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc. [690 MW])
1997 Developed world's highest efficiency 1,500°C class G-series gas turbine [330 MW]  
1998 Completed ultra-supercritical pressure coal-fired conventional power plant
(Misumi Power Station Unit 1, The Chugoku Electric Power Co., Inc. [1,000 MW 600 / 600°C])
 
2000   Completed ultra-supercritical pressure coal-fired conventional power plant
(Tachibanawan Power Station Unit 2, Electric Power Development Co., Ltd. [1,050 MW 600 / 610°C])
2007   Completed ultra-supercritical pressure coal-fired conventional power plant
(Walter Scott Jr. Energy Center Unit 4, MidAmerican Energy Company, U.S.A. [790 MW 566 / 593°C])
2010   Started commercial operation of first H-100 series gas turbine
(Shin Oita Power Station Group 1, Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc. [115 MW x 6 units])
2011 Developed world's highest efficiency 1,600°C class J-series gas turbine Started commercial operation at demonstration unit at power plant [389 MW]  
2012   Completed ultra-supercritical pressure lignite-fired conventional power plant
(Boxberg Power Station, Germany [670 MW 600 / 610°C])
2013 Started commercial operation of an Integrated coal Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) power plant
(Nakoso Power Plant Unit 10, Joban Joint Power Co., Ltd. [250 MW])
 

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.

  Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.
February 2014 Formed as a joint venture between Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and Hitachi, Ltd.
October 2014 Merged with Babcock-Hitachi K.K.
December 2016 Received orders for a global state-of-the-art integrated coal gasification combined cycle (IGCC) power plants
(Nakoso IGCC Power GK [540 MW])
(Hirono IGCC Power GK [540 MW])